GALAS

GREEN BOOK

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  • Bios
  • Frank Anthony Vallelonga, aka Tony Lip (Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen), a New York City bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in The Bronx, is hired to drive and protect Dr. Don Shirley (Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali), a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. It's 1962, during the volatile Civil Rights Movement and the men must rely on "The Green Book" — a travel guide to safe lodging, dining and business options for African Americans during the era of segregation and Jim Crow laws — to steer them to places where Shirley will not be refused service, humiliated or threatened with violence. Inspired by a true story, GREEN BOOK begins as a two-month journey of necessity ends up establishing a friendship that will endure for the rest of their lives.

  • Peter Farrelly is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist. Recognized for his distinct comedic sensibility, Peter and his brother Bobby have made some of the most successful comedic films in the last two decades, including DUMB AND DUMBER; KINGPIN; ME, MYSELF & IRENE; and DUMB AND DUMBER TO.

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