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#TBT tícMovie Night: Green Book

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This coming Friday night we’ll meet up for our first Movie Night of the club season.  For #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a look back to last year’s movie night to see “Green Book”!

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01.02.2019. Review by Elaine Ferguson. The film is loosely based on the friendship between Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who is a night club owner/bouncer and Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) a talented black concert pianist.

The film takes place in 1962 when Dr Shirley hires Tony as a chauffeur to drive him on a concert tour through the southern states of American which were at that time still segregated. Before Tony sets off he is handed a small book entitled “The Green Book” which is a travel guide providing helpful information for black travellers. This gives us a clue as to what we can expect from the rest of the movie which is more of a story about the struggles imposed on the blacks in the south rather than a true friendship.

The music and the company made it an enjoyable evening.

For those of you wanting to know more about the meaning behind the Green Book:

https://publicdomain.nypl.org/greenbook-map/

#TilburgInternationalclub #Expatlife #movienight #greenbook #Cinecitta


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