Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tag: Morgan Neville

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)*

Title: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Morgan Neville
Starring: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., and François Scarborough Clemmons
Release Date: 6/8/2018
Running Time: 94 minutes

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For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers’ career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society.


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Dedication: Dedicated to Marcia Pierce Neville

Special thanks to Tony, and Frank for this submission


Music of Strangers, The (2015)*

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Title: The Music of Strangers
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Morgan Neville
Starring: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh and Kayhan Kalhor
Release Date: 3/4/2016
Running Time: 96 minutes

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Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed Best of Enemies, follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.

Blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays from across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.


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Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Best of Enemies (2015)*

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Title: Best of Enemies
Rating: R
Directed by: Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville
Written by: Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville
Starring: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley and Dick Cavett
Release Date: 7/31/2015
Running Time: 87 minutes

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A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr.


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