It’s hard to overstate the impact Fred Rogers had on American culture. For three decades, he enchanted generations of children with his television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Gently paced, the show was a safe haven, where Rogers entertained but also tackled problems that his young viewers might have to face as they grew up; his motto was, ‘If you can mention it, you can manage it’.
Magazine writer Lloyd Vogel regards Rogers as an monolith of an unfashionable past – a relic whose style and ideas are outdated. He is also deeply suspicious: ‘Could anyone really be so good, so kind?’ But on spending more time with Rogers, Vogel begins to question his own misanthropic outlook.
Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper, this is a must-see movie about a kind and genuine sole.
Unfortunately, online tickets to the Leicester Square screenings are all sold out. But last-minute releases may come on sale, so discover the BFI ticket booth in Leicester Square!