GREEN BOOK (12A) – 2018 USA 130 mins
Thursday 21 March 2019
Director: Peter Farrelly
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
In 1960’s New York, concert pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Ali) hires nightclub bouncer Tony Lip (Mortensen) to act as his driver as he undertakes a tour of the Deep South. He is given the “Green Book”, a guide to those hotels and restaurants safe for African-Americans. The pair are soon faced with racism while trying to overcome the differences in their own cultures. Perceptive (and Oscar-nominated) performances from the two leads, plus a script and direction imbued with warmth and humour, make this a must-see movie.