2018 Biography comedy-drama
130 minutes Cert PG13
Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank 'Tony Lip' Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard.
Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed withThe Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation. Together,the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes to life and ideals. However, throughout the journey, Don helps Tony write letters to his wife, correctly spelling and rephrasing passgaes which deeply move her. Tony encourages Don to get in touch with his own estranged brother, but Don is hesitant, observing that he has become isolated by his professional life and achievements. As the disparate pair witness and endure America's appalling injustices on the road, they find a new found respect for each other's talents and start to face them together. In doing so, they would nuture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.
The attendance at Friday's film ' On the Basis of Sex' was disappointing and I wonder whether the title put people off! The film should really have been titled ' On the Basis of Gender' which would have given the correct clue as to what this film was all about.
It was an excellent, thought provoking film exploring the struggle for recognition for women in America based on a true story. Ruth Bader-Ginsburg used the case of sex discrimination against a male to revolutionise the American Justice System.
The Anchor Inn continues to produce vouchers for offers for cinema goers which are available on entrance to the Village Hall and at the bar. The latest offer entitles the bearer to a free glass of wine with any orders from their Fish Supper on Friday evening. Each voucher is valid for tables up to 4 people with one glass of wine per main ordered ( the fish pie is excellent!) until the next film screening. As we have a film extra in May on the 24th you will need to hurry as the voucher will only be valid for this coming Friday 17th May.
We have an exciting collection of films coming up so please keep an eye on this website for updates.
Friday 24th May Green Book
Friday 14th June Loving Vincent - certainly one for the art lovers.
Friday 12th July Vice
Friday 26th July The Keeper
Friday 9th August Sometimes Always Never
Friday 30th August Can You Ever Forgive Me
The bar will be available from 7pm,during the interval and at the end of the film screening for anyone who would like to take the opportunity to have a chat about the film over a drink.
The bar now offers a variety of beverages from wine,beer and prosecco to soft drinks and bottled water.
Various teas,coffee both regular and decaffeinated and other refreshments are available by donation.
Ice creams available and supplied by Rachel at Forget me Not’s Nayland.
We look forward to seeing you at the Nayland Community Cinema,no need to book just come along.
Cinema entry will be £5 but with every fifth attendance free (with a loyalty card available at the cinema) this equates to only £4 a film.
Any comments or film suggestions please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org