Mr Rodgers in WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? - MEMBERS ONLY SNEAK PEEK!

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Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1Wed, Jun 20 7:00 PM Event Date Passed
 

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MEMBERS ONLY SNEAK PEEK!

Fred Rogers in
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Members Only Sneak Peek! Wednesday, June 20
Pre-reception 7 pm | Film 8 pm | Discussion with Fred Craden 9:30 pm
$12 Members

An intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mr. Fred Rogers. An eye-opening portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

With his gentle voice and heartfelt words of wisdom, Fred Rogers served as a compassionate surrogate father for generations of American children who tuned in to public television. He believed in love as the essential ingredient in life and was able to assist kids through difficult situations armed merely with handmade puppets suggesting tolerance and acceptance. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Mr. Rogers made speaking directly and openly to children his life’s work, both on and off his long-running show. He was at the forefront of a movement devoted to meeting the specific needs of children and was considered a radical back then for saying, “I like you just the way you are.” Animated sequences are peppered between archival footage of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and interviews with Fred Rogers’ family, friends, and colleagues. Examining Rogers’s legacy, Academy Awardwinning director Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) offers a deliberate and beautiful tribute to an authentic human being and provides a much-needed salve for these often-fraught times. (USA, 2018, 94 min., NR, English | Dir. Morgan Neville)

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