A Royal Hangover
“It really is the only documentary on drinking worth watching.” -Huffington Post
Screening followed by a post-show Q&A, featuring:
Veronica Valli, author of Why You Drink and How To Stop
& more TBA
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.