Green Book Screening w/ "Traveling While Black" Cinematic VR

Green Book
Rated PG-13 (2018) 2 hrs 10 mins

A working class Italian-American bouncer bonds with an African-American musician while chauffeuring him around the Jim Crow South. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Don Stark, and Sebastian Maniscalco.

  • Oscar Winner of 2019 Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mahershala Ali), and Best Original Screenplay.
  • Oscar Nominated for 2019 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Viggo Mortensen) and Best Achievement in Film Editing.

Join us before the film for a cinematic virtual reality experience "Traveling While Black," using our Oculus Go VR headsets. This VR experience immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and Emmy Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios' film transports you to historic Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington DC. The viewer shares an intimate series of moments with several of the patrons of Ben's as they reflect on their experiences of restricted movement and race relations in the U.S.

Free and open to all

This program is made possible through generous contributions from the RI Office of Library & Information Services, and the RI Office of Innovation.

Two Screenings:

  • Thu, Sept 5 at 1 pm
  • Thu, Sept 5 at 6:30 pm


Event Location: 
Salem Family Auditorium (Second Floor)