Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (EASTERN PROMISES, THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (MOONLIGHT, HIDDEN FIGURES) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ GREEN BOOK. In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.
When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Jim Burke (The Descendants), Charles B. Wessler (The Heartbreak Kid) produce alongside Farrelly’s fellow writers, Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. The drama is executive produced by Participant’s Jeff Skoll (THE HELP) and Jonathan King (LINCOLN), along with Octavia Spencer (FRUITVALE STATION) and Kwame L. Parker (KILL BILL), as well as Cinetic Media’s John Sloss (BOYHOOD) and Steven Farneth. Linda Cardellini (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, MAD MEN) co-stars.
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Winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
Directed by Peter Farrelly.
USA. 130minutes. 4k Digital Projection.