Green Book (DVD)
Winner of the Best Picture Oscar, 2019, this comedy drama stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Based on true events.
Tony "Lip" Vallelonga is hired by classical pianist Dr Don Shirley, a black man, to be his chauffeur on a concert tour of the American South.
The social and class divide between these two men is apparent, and their professional relationship gets off to a rocky start. Tony is none too thrilled to be subservient to a black man, for starters.
As they head deeper into redneck territory, the snobbish musician and hardened, racist, bouncer develop a respect for each other's talents.
If you're curious about the title, The Negro Motorist Green Book was published to help guide African American travelers as they drove around the South during the Jim Crow era. Essentially, it was a survival guide to help black people dodge white hate crimes in the Deep South.
WHAT THE PRESS SAID
“Charming deep south road trip is worth taking” – Guardian
“There’s a smile every mile and even the odd tear. Heart-warming road movie Green Book heads for Oscar glory” – Daily Mail
“A dynamite duo in this comedic true story. A beautifully period accurate piece, but also creating a terrific comic duo between both Mortensen and Ali – who utilise the simply charming script for all its worth. FOUR STARS” – Daily Mirror
Release Date 10th June 2019
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