Friday October 19 4:35 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Purdue University Northwest presents the Documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor"

10/21/2018 - 14:00
10/21/2018 - 16:30
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A 2018 American documentary film directed by Morgan Neville about the life and guiding philosophy of Fred Rogers, the host and creator of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” This emotional and moving film takes viewers beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It received acclaim from critics and audiences and has grossed $22 million, making it the highest-grossing biographical documentary of all time.

Coming in November:

November 18 - “Finding Your Feet”

A 2017 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard. The film stars Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, and David Hayman.

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Imrie). The two could not be more different. Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet and romance as she meets her sister's friends, Charlie (Spall), Jackie (Lumley) and Ted (Hayman).

Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series
The Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series features events throughout the year. For more information about Odyssey events contact Judy Jacobi, assistant vice chancellor of University Art Collections & Special Programs, at 219-785-5593.

Purdue University Northwest
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