7:30 PM, 17th March, 2019
The writer-director of classic gross-out comedies like There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber and Shallow Hal turns his attention to a real-life drama.
Working-class Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) agrees to drive African-American classical musician Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of America’s South in the 1960s. Their clashes due to different ideals and life philosophies gradually thaw, as they witness and endure the prejudices of the time.
The title of the film refers to The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for safe travel through the racially segregated country.
Nominated for 5 Oscars in 2019, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Mortensen) and Best Supporting Actor (Ali).