Directed by: Peter Farrelly
Staring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali & Linda Cardellini
Based on a true story, this comedy/drama road trip film recounts how two unlikely travel companions navigate the terrifying racism of America’s Deep South in 1962. They are an African-American classical pianist Don Shirley and his driver Tony ‘Tony Lip’ Vallelonga, a working-class Italian-American bouncer. They begin their trek armed with ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’, a travel guide for safe travel through America’s racial segregation. Initially, they don’t get on, but by witnessing and enduring the appalling injustices on the road, they gradually come to respect each other’s talents, nurturing a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.