Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Screening with PBS Indie Lens

Banneker Ballroom at the LINE DC

Join us Sunday, April 7 at 5PM for a community screening at the LINE DC of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a film by Morgan Neville.

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.

This event is free and open to all, with light refreshments provided by The Cup We All Race 4.

by morganwest March 6, 2019