Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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Won't You Be My Neighbor

Chateau Ste. Michelle is proud to partner with Seattle International Film Festival this winter.

In honor of the 2019 Oscars being right around the corner, we will be showing a contender for Best Documentary: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Join us for food and wine before the movie for a chance to learn more about SIFF and the benefits of becoming a donor. Ticket price: $30 per person. 21 and over only, please. Ticket price includes a glass of wine, appetizers and movie ticket.

– Appetizer Reception in the Visitor Center from 5:30 -7:00pm
– Film to start in Theatre at 7:00pm

About the film: For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers’ career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society.

In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.