Friday, November 23, 2018

A truly touching and inspiring movie/documentary...

I was going to get around to highly, highly recommending this touching, moving, and inspiring documentary that flows more like a movie the way it is edited.  Here’s what Daniel Pink wrote:

But if you’re looking for a movie for the entire family, let me recommend Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which I finally saw last week. It’s riveting. (And it deserves its gobsmacking 99% Rotten Tomatoes rating.)

Americans of a certain age will remember the long-running public television children’s show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. What they won’t know until watching this film about the show and its history 
is how politically subversive the broadcast was. Mr. Rogers, it turns out, wasn’t merely dispensing anodyne lessons in politeness and good behavior. He was making subtler arguments about tolerance and nonviolence.

What’s more, Fred Rogers himself was an extraordinary human being — kind, generous, almost Gandhian in his selfless commitment to children. The word I’m about to drop on you is overused, but in this case it applies: Mr. Rogers was a hero.”

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