10 Feb ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. The film arrives fresh from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where Indiewire described it as “touching and insightful.” Michigan premiere.

After the film: Free Press staff writer Georgea Kovanis talks to Tara Hardy, education lead at Detroit Public Television and Dan Alpert, senior vice president at DPTV.

6 p.m. Fri., April 13, Emagine Royal Oak

YEAR 2018
RUN TIME 94 minutes
Directed by Morgan Neville
Cinematographer Graham Willoughby
Producers Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, Morgan Neville
Editors Jeff Malmberg, Aaron Wickendon