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When Black History is Directed by a White Man

Movies: ‘Green Book’
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in “Green Book”

“Green Book” is a likable film: two mesmerizing stars, a buddy road trip, a serious look at the Jim Crow, segregated America of the 1960s told with humor mixed with danger and filmed in velvety, sumptuous colors of the period. It’s so likable that you forget it is told from the perspective of white people observing the indignities that the segregated South inflicted on all black people, including travelers from the rest of the country.

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