Won’t You Be My Neighbor? | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Apr 2, 2019

FREE – Thu. Apr. 18, 7pm at WKAR | Take part in the Great Big Book Drive, and view a special screening and join the conversation on America's most beloved neighbor: Mister Rogers. | ALL SEATS ARE FILLED

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? | Indie Lens Pop-Up
Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at WKAR

UPDATE 2:30pm Apr. 17: ALL SEATS HAVE BEEN FILLED - Standby seating may be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event.

You're invited to join your community at the next WKAR Indie Lens Pop-Up film screening, featuring Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The film expertly weaves in precious archival clips, rare personal footage, and interviews with friends, family, and Fred Rogers himself, to paint an intimate portrait of a man beloved by millions, whose example of empathy, love, and patience is as necessary as ever.

The evening begins with a full screening of the film and continues with conversation as panelists comment on the film from personal experiences and expertise.

More information coming soon.

The event is free, but registration is required. Tickets are ONLY available through WKAR! | ALL SEATS ARE FILLED

WKAR Indie Lens Pop-Up takes place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Building, WKAR Studios, 404 Wilson Road, on the campus of Michigan State University.

Parking is free after 6 p.m. in the adjacent Trowbridge Road parking ramp.
Parking address: 1149 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48824


Take part in the Great Big Book Drive! Donate your NEW pre-K books at any PNC Bank location or at WKAR. You can also bring the books to this Won't You Be My Neighbor? event Thursday, April 18.


For over thirty years, American children grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on PBS. Mister Rogers offered a calm and stable presence, tackling life's weightiest issues in a simple, direct way. Won't You Be My Neighbor? reflects on Fred Rogers’ legacy of kindness, and the profound and lasting effect his innovative approach to television had on millions of children.

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. Join the conversation: facebook.com/independentlens and on Twitter @IndependentLens.

With support from the ComArtSci Inclusiveness Committee.