Country: UNITED KINGDOM, USA, FRANCE
Run Time: 102 minutes
When you think of British culture, chances are “they drink a lot” will come to mind. A ROYAL HANGOVER is an eye-opener of a documentary that examines the binge drinking culture of Great Britain: when, where, and why it started; how it compares to other cultures; and how it can be slowed. Including interviews with scientists and doctors looking to bring awareness, members of parliament trying to legislate, and people suffering with alcoholism, A ROYAL HANGOVER is a sobering look at a plague that has dominated the British for centuries—and what it may take to find a solution. Along with actor and recovering addict Russell Brand, we see the director’s uncle who consumes two bottles of whiskey a day. He is honest when discussing his disease, heartbreaking when sharing his chances of getting better, and unforgettable when providing a personification of alcohol’s grip on British culture. This film doesn’t try to preach or blame, but it does attempt to turn the focus on finding ways to a new future. – T.W.
A Royal Hangover
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:15 PM
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:10 PM
Neighborhood Screening @ Akron Art Museum
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Global Health Competition
Arthur Cauty, Gabrielle Weller
Arthur Cauty, Silver Levy-So, Jake Cauty, Elliott Montello
Arthur Cauty was born in London and considers himself one of the few Brits who doesn't drink. He has worked on films and videos with rock stars, on professional wrestling, and on ballet.
A ROYAL HANGOVER (2014)
De Cauze Films