For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer, and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.
In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.
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|6:30pm:||Venue & food vendors open|
|7:25pm:||Live music by Silverteeth|
|8:40pm:||Film followed by discussion with Academy Award winning director Morgan Neville, moderated by Vanity Fair contributing editor David Kamp|
|Run time:||94 min|
|Producers:||Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, Morgan Neville|
...touching and insightful
Both nostalgic and immediate, its a documentary you want to hug