New documentary on Mr. Rogers

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  1. MikaelaArsenault

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  2. Tim S

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    thanks, i'll be there
     
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  3. MikaelaArsenault

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    You’re welcome.
     
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  4. O Don Piano

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    Thanks for posting this.

    It’s too bad Betty Aberlin :love: won’t be involved according to the press release.
     
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  5. MikaelaArsenault

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    I wonder why that is...
     
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    Tried looking for a schedule myself, but this is what comes up.

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    Spoilers ahead.

     
  9. MikaelaArsenault

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    Anytime. :)
     
  10. Hadean75

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    Very cool. :agree:

    Loved Mr. Rogers when I was a kid. :righton:

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  11. Chris DeVoe

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    My wife just got back from the film. I mentioned that I had a crush on Betty Aberlin, and my wife confirmed that Betty was in the film.

    The theater had a shockingly huge and complicated cardboard stand-up for a documentary film:

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    By the way, I was surprised to learn that she played a teacher in Kevin Smith's unjustly maligned Jersey Girl. And a nun in Dogma!
     
  12. dprokopy

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    She's featured in archival footage, but she wasn't interviewed for the movie. I'm not sure why.

    I'm just now realizing that Kevin Smith cast two women that a lot of us had crushes on in the 70s - Betty Aberlin and Carrie Fisher - as nuns in his movies.
     
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  13. Chris DeVoe

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    Ah, OK. I spoke to her while she was on a bus headed home, so I couldn't ask her too much.

    As I'm sure he did. Kevin is 47, and right in the demographic for it.
     
  14. My wife and I saw this in an art-house theater here in Washington DC this past weekend, and both thought it was excellent. VERY well attended (house was maybe 75% full, and it was in a pretty big theater too). Very highly recommended.
     
  15. mmars982

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    I found this interview with the director where he mentions this.

    'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' director: Never another Mr. Rogers

    "The only person who didn't do an interview was Betty Aberlin (who played Lady Aberlin), and I talked to her many times for many hours on the phone. She just hasn't done an interview in years, and I think felt deeply insecure about going on-camera, and I just couldn't turn her around."

    Some of the archival footage with her was powerful, especially from the episode after Robert Kennedy's assassination.

    Overall, I thought this was a great movie.
     
  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I swear he was like a tranquilizer...wonderful man.
     

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