As movie lovers, you likely know that many of the films chosen for the People's Choice Award at TIFF go on to win the Oscar for best picture. Our December choice, Green Book, took the prize at the 2018 Festival and judging by the trailer, it may well join the Oscar list, which includes: Chariots of Fire, The Big Chill, Places in the Heart, Shine, Life is Beautiful, Slumdog Millionaire, The King's Speech, Silver Linings Playbook, Room, La La Land, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and others.
Green Book arrives in Toronto on Nov. 20, but I believe it's the best choice for our December outing - which will be at the Yonge/Dundas Cineplex on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Screen time is 1:30 but those who wish to will gather near the box office about 20 minutes earlier.
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class African-American pianist is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. Anticipating trouble from racists, he hires a combo driver and bodyguard, Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
TRUE STORY on which Green Book is based: http://time.com/5453443/true-story-behind-green-book-movie/