Green Book

Year: 2018
Country: USA
Director: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco
Genre: drama, comedy, biography
Runtime: 130 min.
Age: 16+

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South

In 1962, Tony «Tony Lip» Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work with his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most promising offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation. Together, the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes to life and ideals.

Awards & Festivals:

Academy Award –  Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Original Screenplay
Golden Globe – Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Screenplay,  Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
BAFTA Award – Best Supporting Actor
Critics' Choice Award – Best Supporting Actor
Satellite Award nomination – Best Screenplay
Toronto International Film Festival – Grosch People's Choice Award
Hollywood Film Award – Screenwriter of the Year, Ensemble of the Year
NBR Award – Best Film, Best Actor
Palm Springs International Film Festival – Chairman's Vanguard Award
Philadelphia Film Festival – Audience Award
St. Louis International Film Festival – Audience Choice Award
Denver International Film Festival – Best Narrative Feature (People's Choice Award)
Austin Film Festival – Audience Award
Boston Film Festival – Best Film, Best Actor
Heartland Film Fstival – Best Film (Truly Moving Picture Award)
Middleburg Film Festival – Audience Award
Mill Valley Film Festival – Audience Award
New Orleans Film Festival – Audience Award
Virginia Film Festival – Audience Award              
Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) nomination – Best Original Score