When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala 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.
Presented by Bank of America
Supported by Office for Diversity and Equity and Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
This film is part of the Race in America series presented by James Madison’s Montpelier and supported by Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
Thursday, November 1
The Paramount Theater
Director: Peter Farrelly.
Runtime: 130 min.
Featuring: Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Viggo Mortenson, Don Stark, Sebastian Maniscalco, P.J Byrne.