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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Friday, August 24, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until Thursday, August 30, 2018

One event on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm

One event on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm

The surprise hit of this year’s Sundance Film Festival is a documentary on children’s show icon Fred Rogers. The Academy Award® winning director of 20 Feet from Stardom, Morgan Neville, gives Rogers his due as more than the slightly dorky guy in the cardigan sweater, but as a deeply philosophical man with great compassion and respect for the emotional lives of children. Co-stars, guests, and family members combine to paint a more complex picture of a man who struggled as a Christian to understand a quickly changing world.

“When I really tried to distill what Fred was talking about to one thing, I came up with the phrase radical kindness.” – director Morgan Neville.

“By the end … no, I wasn’t crying, there was something in my eye.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

Director: Morgan Neville
2018, 94, PG-13
Cast: With: Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., François Scarborough Clemmons, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, and Fred Rogers in archival footage.


Friday, August 24, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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