Film Works Alfresco: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Monday, August 26, 2019
7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Won’t you be my Neighbor?
Documentary in English with Spanish subtitles (2018, USA).
Appropriate for Families.
Pre-show puppet show of Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar by WonderSpark Puppets at 7:30 pm.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers. The documentary tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show was beamed daily into homes across America for more than 30 years. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Rogers 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.
About Film Works Alfresco
Free films every Monday evening at dusk from June through August, featuring local artists as pre-show entertainment.
Announcing the third annual season of Inwood Art Works’ FREE outdoor summer cinema series Film Works Alfresco! This curated film series focuses foremost on presenting independent and popular films with local relevance that culturally resonate with the Northern Manhattan community. Eleven free screenings, each with live pre-show performances, will occur consecutively every Monday evening at dusk at Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park from June 3 through August 26 (including two rain dates) in 2019. Come early and enjoy special pre-show music and theatrical entertainment by local artists!
Film Works Alfresco is New York City’s only English and Spanish language free outdoor cinema series. This important film program expands public access to professional filmmaking in Northern Manhattan and presents a diverse array of films as the community it serves. The Film Works Alfresco is produced by Inwood Art Works, Aaron Simms, Founding Executive Producer.