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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...Read more
'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' glows with kindness
•3½ stars out of four •
Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is a moving documentary about a pop-culture figure whose message continues to resonate. Director Morgan Neville (“20 Feet From Stardom”) clearly admires Rogers and the spirit of kindness that he represented, and the film makes no apologies for that reverence. This is simply a portrait of an artist who shaped a much-maligned medium — television — to his own ends.
Rogers has been criticized by conservative pundits and parodied by comedian Eddie Murphy. But those backhanded acknowledgments only confirmed his status as a force to be reckoned with.
At a time when tolerance and compassion often seem to be under siege, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” reminds us that the softest voices often have the strongest impact.
An understated and wonderful St. Louis gem, the Hi-Pointe Theatre was built in 1922 at the incredible intersection of Interstate 64, Clayton Road, Clayton Avenue, McCausland Avenue, Forest Avenue, Oakland Avenue and Skinker Boulevard, today also the home of the world’s largest Amoco sign and just at the southwest corner of Forest Park. Continue Reading