$5.00 general admission; Teachers and Childcare Providers with valid ID: FREE!
Free small popcorn or soda with donation of non-perishable food item for the Yuma Community Food Bank.
Join the Yuma Art Center for an inspiring documentary about the life, lessons and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers.
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 Roger's 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 Rodgers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood frim in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to his legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.
Released June 2018
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