Green Book is a road movie which is set in America in the early sixties and won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2019.
When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, 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 which are safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism and danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. It’s essentially about two racially diverse men who get to know each other and are thus saved from their own shortcomings.
Moving and poignant, funny and delightful, Green Book offers a story about belonging and working out who you are, that will warm the hardest of hearts.