“Won’t You Be My Neighbor? isn’t just the best documentary of 2018, but one of the best documentaries ever made.” – We Live Entertainment
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. 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. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.
Post-screening discussion guest TBA.
Fee: $20. Tickets on sale Wednesday, June 27 at www.aspenshowtix.com, (970) 920-5770, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House box office.
Society of Fellows may reserve complimentary tickets to this event by emailing SOF@aspeninstitute.org or calling 970.544.7980.