Fri, Jun 22, 7:15pm: Introduction from Dennis Scott, producer of the Grammy award-winning CD, Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers. BUY TICKETS Sat, Jun 23, 2:45pm: Introduction from Jakob Lewis, host of the Neighbors podcast. Lewis will also lead a post-screening discussion in the upstairs Jackson Education and Engagement Space (space is limited; seating is first-come, first-served). BUY TICKETS
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? will screen beyond the dates currently listed. We update the film schedule on a weekly rolling basis—and every Monday, we post new showtimes for the following Friday-Thursday timeframe.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), 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.
“For the many generations that grew up with Rogers’s friendly face as their guide, [the film] is like peering into the past with renewed clarity and wishing his civility had caught on... A powerful reminder that he was either way ahead of his time, or too late.” —Eric Kohn, Indiewire “Sweet and nuanced… He never talked down to kids, and they were drawn to him in kind: Watching footage of their rapt faces as they meet him will likely bring tears to your eyes.” —Sara Stewart, New York Post
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