Boasting three Golden Globe wins and now 4 BAFTA nominations, catch the hilarious, heartwarming road movie Green Book before anyone else…
Exploring racial tensions in Sixties America, Green Book is a film with big issues on its mind, but it tackles them with wit, charm and a huge amount of heart – a life-affirming paean of hope in troubled times.
Based on a true story, Peter Farrelly’s comedy-drama stars the Oscar-winning Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) as famed pianist Don ‘Doc’ Shirley and Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of The Rings) as the bouncer-turned-chauffeur Tony Lip, who’s hired to drive him for an eight-week concert tour.
A mismatched duo (Doc thinks Tony’s a total slob; Tony thinks the reserved Doc should lighten up), the odd couple embark on their trip and, after a series of dates in the Midwest, head to the segregated Deep South. There they begin to bond as Tony’s eyes are opened to the discrimination Doc suffers on a daily basis.
And that’s where the title comes in – it refers to The Negro Motorist Green-Book the pair are given to use, a real guide published from 1936 to 1966 to help African-Americans travel safely through the hostile and dangerous Southern states.
Green Book has already been a huge success in America, where it’s recently won three prestigious Golden Globe awards, namely Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.
A future classic that’s rightly capturing people’s attentions, Green Book is a funny, powerful, timely film about friendship, anchored by two masterful central performances.
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It’s a must-see film and, thanks to the Stylist Film Club, a can-see- before-anyone-else movie.
Green Book will be shown on Tuesday 22 January at the following venues: Birmingham VUE, Edinburgh Omni VUE, Fulham Broadway VUE, Leeds The Light VUE, Manchester Printworks VUE, Piccadilly Circus VUE, Glasgow Braehead Odeon and Liverpool One Odeon. Arrive at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. We’ll see you there.
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Green Book is released in UK cinemas on Wednesday 30 January.