Green Book - Borderlines Film Festival (12A)
Green Book brings together Mahershala Ali (Oscar winner,Moonlight) and Viggo Mortensen in an upbeat true story of an unlikely friendship. In 1962, Italian-American Tony Lip is hired as chauffeur and bodyguard to African-American pianist, Dr Don Shirley on a concert tour through the Deep South. Despite Tony’s own problematic racial views, the pair embark on a road trip with the potential to change both of their lives. There is smart comedy as you’d expect from the co-director of Dumb and Dumber andThere’s Something About Mary but, eminently watchable though it is, the film does not sugar coat the racial tensions of the ‘60s and serves as a reminder of the persistent bigotry of our own times.
“’Green Book’ can’t heal racism, but it’s a reminder that spending time with people different from ourselves, even if only in the dark on a movie screen, can be the key to combating prejudice.”Peter Debruge, Variety
Director: Peter Farrelly
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini
Run Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
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