The final episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired in 2001, so while some viewers of the film may never have watched an episode of the TV show, Mister Rogers’ cultural impact remains lasting and relevant. The format of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood helped make it an accessible television show. Every episode began with Mister Rogers entering his house through his door and then singing the theme song, “Won’t You be my Neighbor?” He introduced the topic for the day with a short discussion, followed the trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and finally returned to reality for a reassuring talk and the closing song “It’s such a Good Feeling.” The movie follows a similar pattern.
Written like an episode of Mister Rogers for adults, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD follows cynical journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) as he profiles the beloved television host. Lloyd is...
With the new movie A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, in theaters now. A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.
Artist WAYNE BREZINKA has created a portrait experience of Mister Rogers.
Each of the fragments in Wayne's work is a representation of what has built us, what sustains us, and what will shape us as we walk into tomorrow. They make us who we are. Wayne share, "We are many things: well-made, cumbersome, awkward, elegant. We are complicated. We are human."
His multi-dimensional portraits make explicit reference to their subjects through the use of cut-and-pasted printed paper and repurposed materials arranged together into a vivid...
IT’S ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR KINDNESS
Have you ever had a friend who changed your life? In A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Mister Rogers loves his friend Lloyd by listening to his story, hearing his hurt, and encouraging him to forgive. He sees and accepts his friend as a child of God, illustrating how one person can inspire a world of kindness.
Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor. Directed by Marielle Heller. Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster; inspired by the article “Can You Say … Hero?” by Tom Junod.
“He had that amazing gift of looking...
Fred Rogers was one of the most influential Christians of the 20th century. He conveyed Gospel principles to millions, using stories instead of sermons.
In the film, Fred’s love for Jesus is made self-evident through his ability to see the inner child in everyone. He makes his friend Lloyd feel known and heard. He sees and accepts Lloyd as a child of God.
As Mark 12:31 says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (The Holy Bible, NIV) In today’s world, we all need to be reminded of the power of love—and the importance of saying, “Won’t you be my neighbor?”
Now you can use these resources to bring the message of neighborly love to your church and community!
Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of...