Freedom Public Library Event Calendar
|Time:||4:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
|Title:||Winter Film Series: Green Book|
|Contact:||Elizabeth Rhymer, 6035395176|
|Location:||Freedom Public Library|
|Description:||The Winter Film Series consists of six films shown in January, February and March on Sunday afternoons at 4:00. Following each movie, we offer a simple soup and bread supper, also free, for anyone who would like to stay for a meal and a chance to talk about the film. The library has a signup sheet for volunteers to bring soup, bread and dessert.
Green Book: Green Book, based on a true story, is a road movie set in 1962 about a black pianist, Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and his white driver, Tony Villelonga (Viggo Mortenson), making their way from New York to Alabama. The Green Book was a manual for black people traveling in the country at that time, but especially in the Jim Crow South, which helped them find welcoming accommodations for the night. Shirley’s record company, having booked him on a southern tour, hired Tony as his driver and bodyguard. The story of interracial male friendship has been told before, but there is controversy about how the film handles racial conflict and critics have objected to the portrayal of Tony as a “white savior.” However, viewers and critics have been won over by the wonderful performances of the actors. Mortenson is funny and crude as the tough guy and Ali is refined and witty as the brilliant pianist; each man has a beneficial effect on the other and they are a joy to watch together.