WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 AT 7:30PM | REGULAR ADMISSION PRICES
Co-presented by Ben’s Bells and The Loft Cinema. Featuring a post-film discussion!
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.
“In these troubled times, it’s a good feeling to see a funny, touching and vital doc that is both timely and timeless.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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 (20 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 his engaging and moving documentary. (Dir. by Morgan Neville, 2018, USA, 93 mins., Rated PG-13)
Closed Captions & Audio Description Available.