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Actor: Mads Mikkelsen

Another Round

Another Round

Writer-director Thomas Vinterburg took home this year’s Best International Feature Oscar for his “coming-of-age in reverse” mid-life crisis comedy ANOTHER ROUND, which follows the exploits of a group of friends who launch a drinking experiment involving constant insobriety. (The film’s Danish title, “Druk,” translates to “drunk” in English.)

There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students? Initial results are positive, and the teachers’ little project turns into a genuine academic study. Both their classes and their results continue to improve, and the group feels alive again! As the units are knocked back, some of the participants see further improvement and others go off the rails. It becomes increasingly clear that while alcohol may have fueled great results in world history, some bold acts carry consequences.

“A peak-form Mads Mikkelsen stars in this hilarious and heartbreaking spellbinder as a Copenhagen high-school teacher who thinks day drinking might sharpen his faculties. The Oscar for Best International Feature belongs right here.” (ABC News)

“Audaciously provocative and wickedly funny…” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“More than anything, Vinterberg’s film is a coming-of-age fable in reverse, defined in equal measures by merriment and melancholy. And when these potent elements are mixed correctly, the effect is intoxicating.” (The Ringer)

Tuesday, June 29
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door

Sunday, July 4
Doors 3:40 pm | Movie 4:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door

Thursday, July 8
Doors 5:55 pm | Movie 6:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door

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ANOTHER ROUND “Druk” (Thomas Vinterburg, 2020 / PG / 117 mins / Danish with English subs) Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.

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