I had the pleasure of interviewing director Morgan Neville at last year's Port Townsend Film Festival. He was a great interview - comfortable, forthright, modest, articulate, with a great sense of humor. So I find myself fondly remembering that day and vicariously enjoying his numerous online interviews for WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? The movie is an unqualified hit with audiences and critics.
This is from Neville's interview on the CBC network. "When I tried to digest what Fred Rogers stood for, what I came up with was radical kindness, and he was a warrior for kindness. What he said he wanted to do was to make goodness attractive. And he said I don't want to be thought of as quaint or naive or Pollyanna, but that he really believed in the power of kindness, because kindness and neighborliness really is the thing that defines what connects us, the rules we decide we're going to live by."
"'Won't you be my neighbor?' offers us some hope. Rogers's approach, the film seems to say, can be unexpectedly powerful." Sarah Larson, The New Yorker. "Neville has created a film that operates both as a dewey-eyed nostalgia trip and a stirring appeal for civility." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Starting this Friday is MOUNTAIN, an exhilarating vision of the world's highest peaks, and the intrepid individuals who set out to conquer them.
THE RIDER has been selling out nearly every show in the Starlight, and will be holding over upstairs for another week. Dare I say that RBG is entering its final week this Friday? I dare not.
Tickets to the 2018 / 2019 METROPOLITAN OPERA season go on sale to Met members only, and only at the box office on Thursday, July 12th, and to the general public, both online and at the box office on Wednesday, July 18th. Members must present their current Met membership card to purchase tickets between July 12th and July 17th.
Starting July 20th will be LEAVE NO TRACE, a beautiful father-daughter story from director Debra Granik, the director of WINTER'S BONE.
Tickets are still available for MERMAIDS, our Late Night @ the Starlight show this Saturday, and for ALL ABOUT EVE, our Classics @ the Starlight feature next Wednesday, July 11th.
Only 15 tickets remaining for our free member screening of YELLOW SUBMARINE on Sunday, July 29th @ noon. Available only at the box office, and you must present a current membership card to receive a ticket.