Starting June 29th, the Mr. Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” will be shown at The Art Theatre (4th and Cherry) it is expected to show there for at least two weeks. Check out show times AND let them know you are from Rose Park Neighborhood – to get the special neighborhood group discount for this film. Neighborly all around.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
“Both nostalgic and immediate, it’s a documentary you want to hug.” – Hollywood Reporter
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. 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. This emotional and moving film takes us and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
Rated PG-13, 1 hour, 34 mins