Premiere at the AFI Fest, "Green Book" traces the friendship that develops between a studmatcher and musician while traveling in…
Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini all went on the red carpet at TCL Chinese Theaters on Friday night to celebrate the 19459014 Green Book which tells about the true story of the friendship developed between Italian- American tough guy Tony Lip and the African American pianist Dr. Don Shirley when they started on a concert trip together through the American South in the 1
The film’s title refers to a book that was once published for African American travelers so that they could find non-segregated restaurants, hotels and other facilities when traveling across the country.
It’s a movie that celebrates friendship under difficult circumstances. On Friday, Mortensen, who plays Lip, THR spoke about what he hoped the audience would remove from the movie. “Hope,” he said. “People, if they spend time with someone else, no matter how different they seem to be … you will always learn something. You will always find a reason to connect to that person. Any story that can do that can restore some faith is valuable. “
Ali plays Dr. Shirley, a virtuoso musician who also had three doctors who treat the daily dangers and deeds of being a black man traveling through a segregated country. He told THR about chemistry developed between himself and Mortensen made it possible for them to give their best performances.
“Honestly, I felt like it clicked before we even started shooting. We had about ten hours of boarding time to get into it and I felt like we were on the same side from the jump. And when we started playing the day it really was about discovering, uplifting each other, rooting for each other, he said. “If a take was good for me and was not for him, I was completely ready to do another take and vice versa.”
The film was directed by Peter Farley, who tried to get an easy comic touch to movies while respecting the seriousness of the subject.
“I’ve never had actors raise roles as much as these guys did,” told Farley The Hollywood Reporter by his actors. “This story was good on paper, but it is better on screen. There were nuanced things they encountered that they tried to be like “Oh my God, this is hilarious.” This is not a fun script, but it’s a hilarious movie and it depends on their performances. “ The movie ended with a standing standing ovation and more than a few foolish eyes.
After the film’s conclusion, the guests passed to the street in Hollywood Roosevelt, where they served an Italian party in the lobby that included pencil paste with meatballs and potatoesgnocchi a cream sauce.