Free Film Screening!
Indie Lens Pop-Up, Global Peace Film Festival and WUCF present a free preview screening of:
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Wear your favorite Mr. Rogers inspired fashion for a chance to win prizes!
For over 30 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.
Directed by Morgan Neville.
This film is 93 minutes.
Location:Student Union: Sand Key Meeting Room (Room 220)