Saturday, 29th May 2021 - 7:30pm
TICKETS: £5 (Regal Film Society members, Friends of the Regal, full-time students/unemployed £3). Not available on line.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Cert PG)
Dir Marielle Heller China/USA 2020 109 mins
Tom Hanks stars as the much-loved American children’s TV personality Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is based on the true story of a friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
Matthew Rhys plays the hardbitten, investigative journalist Lloyd Vogel (based on Junod) who is assigned to write a profile of cherished national treasure Fred Rogers.
Feeling the assignment to be beneath him, Vogel approaches the interview with scepticism, doubting that anyone can truly have such a good nature. But Rogers’ empathy, kindness and decency soon changes Vogel’s jaded outlook, forcing him to reconcile himself with his own painful past.