Green Book
 


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$5 General Admission

$4 Seniors 60+

 

Box Office Opens 1 Hour before Showtime

House Opens 30 minutes before Showtime

 
Green Book
Friday - Sunday March 15 - 17
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali & Linda Cardellini

Based on a true friendship!  5 Oscar nominations went to this film about a working-class Italian-American bouncer that becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

 

The friendship between Pianist Don Shirley and Driver Tony Lip lasted more than 50 years. After the initial two-month trip, the duo ended up on a tour of about a year. The musician then asked Tony Lip to become his driver and bodyguard during his European tour, but he refused because he did not want to be separated from his family any longer. Both men died in 2013, 3 months apart. For Nick Vallelonga, the film's key writer, Don Shirley was a friend of the family.

 

Upon the film's release, the Shirley family objected to the truthfulness of the film, claiming that Tony and Doc were not friends; that theirs "was an employer-employee relationship," In January, 2019, audio recordings of an interview with Don Shirley emerged, in which he stated, "I trusted him implicitly... You see... not only was [Tony] my driver, we never had an employer/employee relationship. You don't have time for that bull****. My life is in this man's hands!... So you've got to be friendly with one another."

 

The pizza scene is drawn from real life: the film's writer, Nick Vallelonga, said Tony Lip used to order a whole, unsliced pizza pie, fold it and eat it. Upon hearing the anecdote, Viggo Mortensen insisted they try to fit it into the movie. Director, Peter Farrelly protested, saying there were enough funny eating scenes, but agreed to try it. When the crew burst out laughing, he agreed to leave the scene in. 

 

Friday & Saturday March 15 & 16  7:30pm

Sunday March 17   4:00pm

 

Rated: PG-3 | Run Time 2 Hr & 10 Min