WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (12A) – 2018 USA 94 mins

Director: Morgan Neville
Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers

From 1968 to 2000, Fred Rogers used television to pursue his mission to help children, creating a magical world with a message of unconditional love for all. Rogers explained the complicated issues of the day – from the assassination of Robert Kennedy to the Challenger explosion – and championed inclusion and integration. This charming and inspirational documentary explores his motivations and his effect on generations of American children. If you’ve not heard of Rogers before, check out the compelling trailer for this remarkable film.

The programme will include our current BRIT School Showcase film Century Eyes, a music video directed by Simi Akande.

 



David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 24 January 2019

Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50 & £6.00 (concessions).
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Latest News 20 January 2019

We start the week on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm with Sorry to Bother You.
Boots Riley is musician turned writer/director for this clever and original piece, which he describes as ‘an absurdist dark comedy with aspects of magical realism and science fiction’. Lakeith Stanfield takes the lead of Cassius “Cash” Green, forced to adopt a ‘white voice’ to succeed in the world of telemarketing.

Widows is Wednesday evening’s (7.30pm) offering, showing again due to the popularity of our screening earlier in the month.

We end the week with a documentary, looking at the life and guiding philosophy of Fred Rogers, the host and creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, in Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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