WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?:
Friday, July 27 – 7 pm,
Saturday, July 28 – 4 & 8 pm,
Sunday, July 29 – 4 pm,
Wednesday, August 1 – 1:30 & 7 pm,
and Thursday, August 2 – 7 pm.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
Insider’s tip: “Morgan Neville’s movie is more than just a chronicle of Rogers’s career. In some not-quite-definable way, the film itself is all of a piece with Rogers’s principled gentleness. It’s a love letter, but the sentiment and affection that pour through the film is honestly arrived at, even when, near the end, the film threatens to turn into the cinematic equivalent of a group hug” (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor). Luke Parker, We Got This Covered, adds: “This beautiful work pays an immaculate tribute to him, illustrating the legacy of a man whose nature transcended the concepts of knowledge, understanding, age and love. Fifteen years after his death, the heroic and criminally under-appreciated efforts of Fred Rogers are finally being celebrated on the big screen in what may very well be the best documentary of the year.”
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR is a Metacritic.com “Must See,” with 4 wins and an additional 4 nominations for excellence.