AVR movie night: «Green Book» – inspired by a true friendship

The Roche Employees' Association (AVR) is transforming the auditorium of building 71 in Basel into a cinema and is delighted to invite you and one accompanying person to the AVR movie night. An award-winning movie awaits you with «Green Book». Free admission and snacks are offered by the AVR, drinks are available at your own cost.

«Green Book» is a perfectly timed comedy about a budding friendship that transcends the boundaries of race, education and class. Viggo Mortensen convinces as an amiable mix between chauffeur, buddy and bodyguard, while Mahershala Alis dignified and elegant interpretation of the role of Dr. Don Shirley leaves a lasting impression.


New York in the 1960s, ahead of the American Civil rights movement, Tony Lip keeps afloat as a doorman in the Bronx. When the rude but amiable Italo-American gets the job to drive a certain Dr. Don Shirley to the Southern States, he does not think much about it. However, Shirley is one of the world’s best jazz pianists, eloquent like an African-American poet. The unequal couple are embarking on a long journey through the conservative South – with mutual suspicion and the «Negro Motorist Green Book», a travel guide with the few lodgings and restaurants where black people are welcome.


«Green Book»


Thursday, 2. April 2020


17.00 Uhr pm door opening

17.30–20.10 pm movie (130 minutes) with break


English (with German subtitles)


Big auditorium, building 71 in Basel


Free (registration requested)


Snacks free, drinks available at your own cost


Book your seats via this
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until Thursday, 19 March 2020, at the latest.

This offer is only valid for AVR members and up to one accompanying person. Please remember that you are responsible to organize the visitor’s badge yourself. The movie is suitable for children aged twelve years or older. The number of participants is limited. Make sure to reserve your seats right away!