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Watch Oscar-winner Green Book for free


By Alistair Whitfield


THE Buckie Film Club's last movie before Christmas will be showing on Tuesday, December 3, at 7pm in Buckie High School Library.

Green Book (cert: 12; running time: 130 mins) tells the story of a road trip through the segregated south of the United States in 1962.

The title refers to The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for black travellers.

Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is a working class Italian/American bouncer who takes a temporary job as chauffeur for pianist Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of the racist southern states.

As the pair encounter the ugly reality of segregation, they form an unlikely friendship. The film is based on a true story written by Tony Lip's son.

On release it caused a good deal of controversy, but went on to win the Oscar for best picture 2018.

Christmas refreshments will be served before the film. Admission free and all welcome.



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