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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.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:15 PM
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:10 PM
Akron Art Museum
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Global Health Competition
A ROYAL HANGOVER (2014)
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