Won’t You Be My Neighbor
 


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Won’t You Be My Neighbor
Fri - Sat, September 7 & 8 @ 7:30pm  and Sunday 9 @ 4pm
Starring Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin & McColm Cephas Jr.

 

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers

 

Charmingly soft-spoken and yet powerfully incisive expressing his profound ideals, Fred Rogers was a unique presence on television for generations. Through interviews of his family and colleagues, the life of this would-be pastor is explored as a man who found a more important calling: to provide an oasis for children in a sea of violent and sensual imagery on televesion.

 

His landmark series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was a show that could gently delve into important subjects no other children's series would have dared for that time. In doing so, Rogers experienced a career where his sweet-tempered idealism charmed and influenced the world, whether it be scores of children on TV or recalcitrant authorities in government.

 

That beloved personality also hid Rogers' deep self-doubts about himself and occasional misjudgments, even as he proved a rock of understanding in times of tragedy for a world that did not always comprehend a man of such noble character.

 

Although the documentary includes a brief clip of Mr. Roger's meeting with Koko the Gorilla and shows Koko removing Mr. Roger's shoes, it does not explain the story behind the gorilla's actions. After Koko died in June 2018, multiple obituaries for the gorilla explained that Koko faithfully watched Mr. Rogers' show every day, and during their encounter, she removed his shoes because she was used to seeing him do the same at the start of every episode.

 

The film's trailer was released online on what would have been Rogers' ninetieth birthday. The film was released a few months after the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in 1968.

Rated PG-13 | Runtime 1 Hours 34 Minutes

 

Fri - Sat, September 7 & 8 @ 7:30pm  and Sunday 9 @ 4pm