Join us at Curzon Sheffield on Saturday February 2nd to celebrate the release of Green Book with a live jazz performance from Aaron Casserly Stewart; American jazz vocalist and former singer with the three time Grammy award winning The Sounds of Blackness. Accompanied by Sheffield jazz pianist Ralph Salt. Jazz begins at 8.30pm and is open to all.
Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is hired by piano virtuoso Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali, following up his Oscar-winning turn in Moonlight) to be his chauffeur on a concert tour of the American South. Taking two mismatched characters and trapping them on a road trip is the stuff of great comedy, but in Green Book we also get a relevant tale of the 1960s racial divisions.
While the dynamic between Mortensen’s unreconstituted Italian-American lug and Ali’s dignified genius creates real humour, the film doesn’t sugar coat the tensions that seethe under the Mason-Dixon line. Based on real events, it's a heartwarming and relevant film that shows us it’s never too late to give up our prejudices.