Unexpected Friendships, GCIFF Film Team
My Afternoons with Margueritte (Available on Amazon Prime)
Green Book (Available on Showtime- 30 day free trial)
Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Starring Viggo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali. Rated PG-13.
My Life as a Dog (Available on Amazon Prime)
A twelve-year-old from a working-class family is sent to live with his uncle in a country village when his mother falls ill. There, with the help of the warm-hearted eccentrics who populate the town, the boy finds both refuge from his misfortunes and unexpected adventures. My Life as a Dog is based on the autobiographical novel by Reidar Jonsson -English Subtitles. Rated PG-13.
Lost in Translation (Available on Amazon Prime)
A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful. Rated R.