A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD – Film

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD - Film

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.

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