Updated: Jun 12, 2019
Friday Night at the Movies brings you a 90 minute documentary called No Turning Back which starts at 7 p.m. and is followed at 9 p.m. by the Oscar award winning movie - The Green Book.
No Turning Back is about Chinese-Americans reflecting on their evolving identities in the United States, from their experiences as objects of suspicion and contempt during the Cold War in the 1950s to asserting their rights as citizens during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Looking toward the future, young Chinese offer their thoughts on what it means to be Chinese-American today.
The Green Book recently won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor and is a biographical comedy-drama film. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of an 8-week concert tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist, Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank "Tony Lip" Valleylonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley's driver-bodyguard. It is the tale of two men who are forced to become friends during their journey in the racist, Jim Crow era.
The Green Book is a guide for African-American travelers to find motels, restaurants, and filling stations willing to serve them.
Admission - $6 (Movie and desserts)
Supper - $6 per plate (Served between 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
Pork and muk-ngee, Chinese greens and steamed white rice
Reservations only by Wednesday, May 29th from Marjorie Lue Sang
Contacts for movie and/or dinner:
Marjorie Lue Sang 905-831-1805
Rudy Chen(Co-ordinator) 416-332-4939
Before Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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