"The fundamental polarity of human life between what is and what ought to be, between lack and fulfillment, between determination and freedom, is not abnormal; it is the norm. Every person is exposed to it because of the inescapable structure of human formation." (Adrian van Kaam, The Transcendent Self, Dimension Books, 1979, 172.)

Course: Film Lectio III - Green Book

Exploring the ongoing road of decision and discovery
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Starts Wednesday Oct 16

Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard.

The film was written by Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Vallelonga's son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother.

The film is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book, a mid-20th century guidebook for African-American travelers written by Victor Hugo Green. It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2018, where it won the “People's Choice” Award.

Presenters: Marie Biddle RSJ and Michael Whelan SM
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney
When: Three Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, October 16, 23 & 30, 2019
Cost: $40/person (including notes)

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