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Watch Oscar-winner Green Book for free

By Alistair Whitfield

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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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