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"Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$5 ($4 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

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 video sea of violent bombardment. That proved to be his landmark series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968), a show that could gently delve into important subjects no other children’s show 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. However, 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.

1h 34min | Documentary, Biography | 2018

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language
Bar opens at 6 pm. Popcorn available for purchase. Wear your favorite cardigan to the film and receive a FREE bag of popcorn to enjoy!

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