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“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

A slice of life movie about journalist Tom Junod and everyone’s favorite neighbor Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on PBS/WQED-TV Pittsburgh, a children’s program host/creator.

Tom Hanks portrays the late Rev. Fred Rogers, “Mister Rogers” in this movie to be out November 22nd (in theaters at Thanksgiving).

Pre-release screening review of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” by Gregg Hartung.  Click on the link here

Here are some suggested resources to use for viewing this movie via the link below.

It is a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on a true story of a real-life friendship between Fred and 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 Fred Rogers.

Directed by Marielle Heller.  Written by Micah Fitzerman-Ble & Noah Harpster; inspired by an article “Can You Say … Hero?” by Tom Junod.

Mister Rogers once said, “In appreciating our neighbor, we’re participating in something truly sacred.”  In the film, Fred makes his friend Lloyd feel known and heard.  He sees and accepts Lloyd as a child of God.  Link below will take you to youtube to view the movie trailer.

Here is a link to the magazine Variety interview of the cast on youtube.

As Mark 12:31 says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Every day, you have the opportunity to be someone’s Mister Rogers.  Uplift others with your words.  Strive to see the image of God in all people.  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?”

This November, return to the Neighborhood of Make Believe” with Mister Rogers, and be encouraged by the message of kindness triumphing over cynicism.