Green Book (12A)

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Green Book

An awards season hit, Peter Farrelly's heart-warming drama tells the story of two unlikely companions navigating through the racism of America's deep south in 1962.

Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is a bouncer for a night club. Uneducated and working class, his background couldn’t be much more different to that of Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class pianist on a tour of the US.

Don is looking for a chauffeur who can handle himself – along with any threats that might arise. Heading into the Deep South, he’s more than aware that, as an African-American man, he will inevitably face racism and discrimination on his journey.

And that’s where Tony comes in. Armed with a copy of the Green Book, a guide to US travel for African Americans, Don hires Tony to be his driver and bodyguard for his tour.

Leaving behind his wife (Linda Cardellini) and children to embark on the journey, Tony’s own prejudices against African-Americans quickly becomes apparent, but time spent with Don proves to be a revelation.

US 2018 Dir Peter Farrelly 130 min

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.

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