A Tribute to Viggo Mortensen: Green Book


Tuesday, November 20, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre



Guests Expected

Actor Viggo Mortensen will participate in an onstage conversation prior to the film.


Join SFFILM for a special onstage tribute to acclaimed actor and artist Viggo Mortensen, featuring an advance screening of his latest film Green Book. Mortensen has consistently earned acclaim for his work in a wide range of films, including Captain Fantastic, A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises, A History of Violence, The Road, Appaloosa, Far from Men, The Two Faces of January, Jauja, Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Mortensen is also a poet, photographer and painter. He is the editor of Perceval Press, an independent publishing house, which he founded in 2002.

About Green Book:
When Frank Anthony Vallelonga, aka Tony Lip (Mortensen), a New York City bouncer from an Italian American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive and protect Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on the Green Book-a travel guide to safe lodging, dining, and business options for African Americans during the era of segregation and Jim Crow laws-to steer them to places where Shirley will not be refused service, humiliated, or threatened with violence. Set against the backdrop of a country grappling with the valor and volatility of the Civil Rights Movement, two men will be confronted with racism and danger, and be comforted by generosity, kindness and humor. Together, they will challenge long-held assumptions, push past their seemingly insurmountable differences, and embrace their shared humanity. What begins as two-month journey of necessity will establish a friendship that will endure for the rest of their lives.  

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Peter Farrelly is a director, producer, executive producer, screenwriter, and published novelist widely known for the star-driven comedy blockbuster movies he made with his brother Bob such as There's Something About Mary, Kingpin, Shallow Hall, Stuck on You, Fever Pitch and the modern-day classic Dumb and Dumber. Most recently, the television series Loudermilk, which Farrelly created and executive produces, was renewed for a second season by AT&T's Audience Network.  

Film Details
  • Country(ies): US
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2018
  • Running time: 130
  • Director(s): Peter Farrelly
  • Producer(s): Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
  • Writer(s): Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
  • Cinematographer(s): Sean Porter
  • Editor(s): Patrick J. Don Vito
  • Music: Kris Bowers
  • With: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, P.J. Byrne
  • Print Source: Participant Media