September 11, 2020
When most of you hear the name Mr. Rogers, you are brought back to a time in your childhood when a sweet man in a red sweater is giving you life lessons. You may also remember sitting in front of a chunky TV screen and singing along with “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”. These are two memories that fed into the creation of the 2019 movie “A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood”.
This movie is all about the life of Mr. Rogers and who he really is behind the television screen. Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) is an investigative journalist who is told to profile Mr. Rogers (Tom Hanks), even though he is a skeptic of his genuine kindness off the screen. The movie reveals the relationship between these two opposite individuals and how they impact each other’s lives despite the significant difference in lifestyles.
Tom Hanks is already significant in our childhood with his role in Toy Story, Polar Express, and Cars. When you watch this emotional and inspirational movie, you will feel like you are a kid again! This heartwarming movie will be playing at 8:30 PM on Friday, September 18th on the Commons Lawn. We will be providing popcorn and nostalgia at no cost! We can’t wait to see you all there!
Written by: Kaitlyn Skarstein
Kaitlyn loves being able to write for the SA blog because she thinks it is important to share her voice. She loves being able to express her own opinions on important subjects that are relevant for students, faculty, and many others.