GREEN BOOK
2018, Universal, 130 min, USA, Dir: Peter Farrelly

Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali star in GREEN BOOK, a 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 and 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. Nominated for 5 Oscars.


MOONLIGHT
2016, A24, 111 min, Dir: Barry Jenkins

Director Barry Jenkins’ Golden Globe-winning coming-of-age story is told in three chapters, with a trio of actors (Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes) playing central character Chiron, a boy from Miami’s crime-ridden Liberty City neighborhood who survives a gauntlet of bullying with the support of some unexpected allies. Costarring Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe and Naomie Harris. “Its story may be sprinkled with drug dealers and addicts. But its message is clear: The world is richer and deeper and more complex than we ever imagined, and even its most troubled characters — just like us — are looking for love.” - Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter.


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