(USA, 2018, 130 min., color, DVD, PG-13)
Starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen
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. – Rottentomatoes.com
“This is an expertly-acted, perfectly
telegraphed message movie that knows the buttons it's pushing, and pushes them
all, right on cue. This is not a knock against it, it's a compliment.” Adam
Graham, Detroit News, 11/21/2018
This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Electronic Media and Film Program of the State of the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.