BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEARBY GALA D: Mariel Heller. United States 107 minutes September 8, 3:15 pm, Princess of Wales ; September 13, 2:30 pm, Elgin . Rating: NNNN
Just a year after Morgan Neville's documentary, won't you be my neighbor? celebrates the mission of the TV presenter of beloved children, Heller's biological detail of Fred Rogers' lasting elegance, as interpreted by America's current most beautiful father, Tom Hanks. And after a self-sacrificing study of "Can You Forgive Me?", Heller made a film about patience and loving kindness.
Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster's screenplay use Esquire's 1
I would compare it to the Green Paper, but it would give the wrong impression; the film was a mediocrity, raised by two very engaged actors, this one works to the fullest, with Heller making a stylistic choice that creates a space where the art of history becomes essential, not distraction.
This is a parable. And it's kind of wonderful.