Thu Jun 21: Our neighbors from NET Nebraska will be on hand to give away GREAT PRIZES and inform how the legacy of Mr. Rogers continues on their PBS affiliates.
Sat Jun 23, 7 pm: Ferial Pearson brings her Secret Kindness Agents project to a screening of WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? at the Dundee Theater! Learn how you can channel Mr. Rogers in your day-to-day.
Tue, Jun 26, 7 pm: Open captioned screening for guests with hearing loss.
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 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 (20 Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. —Focus Features