GREEN BOOK (2018)
Green Book || In 1962, New York City bouncer Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga is searching for new employment while the Copacabana nightclub, where he works, is closed for renovations. On a referral from the Copacabana’s Jules Podell, he invited to an interview with Doctor Don Shirley, an eloquent African American pianist who is looking for a driver for his eight-week concert tour through the Midwest and Deep South. Don hires Tony on the strength of his references and with the agreement of his wife, Dolores. They depart with plans to return to New York on Christmas Eve. Don’s record label representatives give Tony a copy of the Green Book, a guide for African-American travelers to find establishments that would serve them.
They begin the tour in the Midwest before eventually heading farther south. Tony and Don initially clash, as Don is disgusted by Tony’s habits while Tony resents being asked to act with more refinement. As the tour progresses, Tony is impressed with Don’s talent on the piano, and increasingly appalled by the discriminatory treatment that. Don receives from his hosts and the general public when he is not on stage. A group of white men threaten Don’s life in a bar, and Tony alerted and rescues him. He instructs Don not to go out without him for the rest of the tour.
Throughout the journey, Don helps Tony write love letters to his wife, correctly spelling, dictating, and rephrasing passages which deeply move her. Tony encourages Don to get in touch with his own estranged brother, but. Don is hesitant, observing that he has become isolated by his professional life and achievements.
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Directors: Peter Farrelly
Production: Participant Media, Universal Pictures
Duration: 130 Menit
Release Date: 16 November 2018