Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening

Duration: 

94m

Rating: 

PG-13

Sunday, July 15
3:00PM  6:30PM  8:40PM  
Monday, July 16
6:30PM  8:40PM  
Tuesday, July 17
6:30PM  8:40PM  
Wednesday, July 18
6:30PM  8:40PM  
Thursday, July 19
6:30PM  8:40PM  

About the Film:

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.

Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers’ career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society.

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.

Bonus: Rochester artist Jess Antonow of Bless the Messy will have a pop-up show 6-8 also on June 21. Prints of hand-lettered Fred Rogers quotes will be on sale (among other things) with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Little Theatre.

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? - Official Trailer [HD] - In Select Theaters June 8