Hello Neighbor! MISTER ROGERS & ME to Screen at FFF2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010
MISTER ROGERS & ME, dir. Wagner Brothers
Benjamin Wagner first met “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” creator and star, Fred Rogers, at Rogers’ summer home on Nantucket, Massachusetts. His mother rented the cottage next door, so Mister Rogers really was his neighbor. On the afternoon of their first meeting, “America’s Favorite Neighbor” asked the young journalist about his job as an MTV News producer. Wagner felt exposed and embarrassed, a PBS mind in a jump-cut, sound-bit MTV world. Mister Rogers said warmly, “I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than complex.”

Later, Rogers told Wagner, 'Spread the message, Benjamin.” MISTER ROGERS & ME does just that.
  • Screenings: Nantucket Film Festival
  • See in in Flagstaff: Opening Night, Monday, August 14, 2010
  • Trailer: youtube
  • Links: web site * blog
  • Tasty Tidbit: Inspired by these profound words from Mister Rogers: "Deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex."


  • On my way to Flagstaff to see my Neighbor...

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