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MPT Indie Lens Pop-Up - Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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. 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 and how television could be used as a positive force in our society. In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood.

By Morgan Neville
Approximate Running Time: 94 min

Presented as part of Maryland Public Television's Indie Lens Pop-Up series.

Monday, March 18 at 6:00pm


Roland Park Branch, Meeting Room
5108 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

Event Type

Films

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Films at the Pratt

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond

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