Davidson Film Club Presents “Another Round”
The DFC is pleased to invite you to a screening and discussion of the Oscar-winning Danish film Another Round on Saturday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. IN THE ARMOUR STREET THEATRE!
“Audaciously provocative and wickedly funny…” Dominic Corry, Chicago Sun-Times
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Denmark (2020, 1h57)
In Danish w/English subtitles
Discussion of the film will be led by the Public Information Coordinator for Alcoholics Anonymous of North Carolina ([email protected]).”
Like so many other venues in our community at this time, we encourage our patrons to wear a mask but do not require it. We will have N95 or KN95 masks available at the door.
Another Round replaces a film in the series interrupted by the onset of COVID-19 in Winter-Spring 2020. Davidson Film Club members at that time may attend this screening and discussion at no charge.
Walk-ins are welcome, $9 at the door, cash or check (no credit cards). Walk-ins must apply for a seat in advance at [email protected]. Walk-in seats are limited by availability.
The movie follows a foursome of middle-aged schoolteachers trying to reclaim their lost mojo, chief among them Martin (Mads Mikkelsen), a history teacher who feels adrift as a husband, father, and educator. A friend mentions a theory from an obscure academic that human beings are born with a .05% blood-alcohol deficiency, and to operate at peak performance, a person should regularly imbibe a serving of alcohol to maintain a low buzz. Martin and his three friends agree to live this experiment, sneaking booze onto school premises. The result is positive in the beginning; slowly but surely the alcohol makes the four teachers loosen up. Martin’s class is more dynamic, more fun now, and the project is being promoted to a real academic study with the collection of results. Encouraged, they decide to up the dose of alcohol. Uh oh. . .
Oscar winner for Best International Feature Film, BAFTA Winner for Best Film Not in the English Language, César Awards Winner for Best Foreign Film, 38 wins and 56 nominations in all, including multiple awards for Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Actor (Mads Mikkelsen).
Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer 92%, Audience Score 90%.
“Breezy and boozy, joyful and melancholic, occasionally wild and often wise, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round is a heady cocktail swiftly downed, with a late kick like a particularly euphoric mule.” Jessica Kiang, Sight and Sound
“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.” Peter Travers, ABC News
“Thomas Vinterberg is incredibly astute when it comes to how humans behave in extraordinary circumstances.” Wenlei Ma, News.com.au
“Another Round is more than just another mid-life crisis story … Anchored by exemplary performances from the primary actors, Another Round stands out as a highly unique film about the causes and effects of alcohol abuse.” Carla Hay, Culture Mix
“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.” Adam Nayman, The Ringer
“A truly moving portrait of the infinite gift and curse of inebriation, how alcohol tethers us to the remembrance of youth and the difficulties in finding love for oneself against the ravages of age.” Dominic Griffin, The Armchair Auteur
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Please be reminded that members are always free to give their seats to a friend if they cannot make it to a given screening. Just email us at [email protected] to let us know the name of the friend who will be using your seat(s).
We are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization run by volunteers that only exists to bring you fine international fiction films and engage in stimulating discussion about them.
Hope to see many of you on Saturday, June 25, at the screening of this particularly thought-provoking film!
President, Davidson Film Club
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