“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Screening & Talk with Morgan Neville, Stephen Colbert and Evelyn Colbert - 92Y, New York

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A Special #GivingTuesday Event

Won't You Be My Neighbor? Screening & Talk

with Morgan Neville, Stephen Colbert, and Evelyn Colbert
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Get out your handkerchiefs: you’re about to see what a true hero looks like.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Focus Features’ documentary about the late, great PBS children’s show host Fred Rogers reminds us how a little kindness can change the world. Join director Morgan Neville for a special #GivingTuesday presentation and conversation with Stephen Colbert following a screening of the documentary Chris Nashawaty said is “The movie we need right now. A balm of kindness and empathy in these troubled, divisive times” (Entertainment Weekly).

Around Thanksgiving and #GivingTuesday, individuals, families, and communities come together to show each other generosity, empathy, and kindness. It's a common time for people to volunteer and give back in whatever ways they can. When the filmmaker set out to make this film about Mr. Rogers, his mission was to tell the story of how Mr. Rogers brought kindness and love to the world and conveyed a message of compassion on television. The producers of the film were inspired by the countless acts of kindness that were generated in response to the film's release.

For #GivingTuesday, Focus Features wanted to bring the film to more people and tie it into this larger movement fueled by generosity, empathy, and kindness. By you attending this event, Focus Features has committed to donating free DVDs of the film to educators.

Morgan Neville

Morgan Neville is an Academy Award-winning director. His acclaimed film 20 Feet from Stardom won the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary …

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert currently hosts the Emmy Nominated late-night talk show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Evelyn McGee Colbert

Evelyn McGee Colbert is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Circle in the Square Theater School …

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