biography, drama | PG-13 | 2hr 10min
Opening at GFC: 11/20/2018
Fresh from his Academy Award win for MOONLIGHT, Mahershala Ali plays the inimitable Don Shirley. Born into a Jamaican immigrant family, Shirley absorbed a wealth of musical influences to create his own genre, blending jazz, spirituals, and European classical music. He carries himself like a prince, garbed in sharp suits or West African robes, speaking perfect, literary English. He's not built for the brutal bigotry of his time, so he hires Tony "Lip" Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), his exact opposite. An Italian-American raised in the streets and bars of New York, Tony uses his loud mouth to get his way. If that doesn't work, he uses his fists. As this mismatched pair sets out on their journey, the Negro Motorist Green Book guides them to safe hotels and restaurants in the segregated South, but they'll need more than a book to understand each other.
Linda Cardellini, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali
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