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

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    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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  6. MikaelaArsenault

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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.
     
  17. mj_patrick

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    I missed It's You I Like, but I bought Won't You Be My Neighbor? this week. I have already watched it twice and truly can not recommend this film enough.

    Fred Rogers was a beautiful human being and father figure to millions of children, especially for those who didn't have one. His work transcended the medium it was delivered upon.

    This is one of the best documentaries you'll ever see. I dare anyone to try and watch this film without somehow being moved by it.
     
  18. snowman872

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    There's a company that handles the logistics of getting these displays to the theatre and set up. They hire independent contractors online to do the work and the pay is ridiculous - maybe $10-20. No thanks!
     
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