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Last updated: Wed 9 Jan 2019

Film Night: Green Book

Green Book is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 14 June, presented by Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee.

Green Book

Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly.

Green Book stars Mahershala Ali as Dr Don Shirley, an elegant and aristocratically aloof pianist who practises his art while living alone in an exotically furnished apartment high above Carnegie Hall, and Viggo Mortensen as Vallelonga, a temporarily out-of-work nightclub bouncer whose natural habitat is the street, hired as both a driver and tough-guy troubleshooter to accompany Shirley and his white bandmates on a tour of the Jim Crow American South, still starkly segregated in the unspecified early 1960s setting.

The film was written by Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Vallelonga’s son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother.

The film is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book, a mid-20th century guidebook for African-American travellers written by Victor Hugo Green.

Winner of 3 Oscars – Best Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Ali) and Best Screenplay

Green Book has a 12A rating. Films rated 12A are suitable for children aged 12 and over. However, people younger than 12 may see a 12A so long as they are accompanied by an adult.

In such circumstances, responsibility for allowing a child under 12 to view lies with the accompanying adult.

Green Book is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 14 June at 7.30pm. Door open at 7pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.

Tickets cost £5 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6 on the door. Advance booking is highly recommended (the film nights frequently sell out in advance!).

A licensed bar and ice creams will be available. The bar opens at 7pm. The film programme begins at 7.30pm.

Future Film Nights at Nunney Village Hall
Friday 12 July – The Favourite
Friday 9 August – Sometimes Always Never

Contact information
Roger Hutchings
Somerset Moviola
Telephone 01373 836 049
Web www.moviola.org

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