“Mister Rogers & Me” Update

May 20th, 2010

sitesm.jpgIn the event you haven’t checked in on my other website, “Mister Rogers & Me,” lately, there’s a quite a bit going on. For starters, we’ve relaunched it.

Of course, the site’s relaunch was timed to coincide with today’s publication of the Nantucket Film Festival schedule.

“Mister Rogers & Me” has two official screenings: Friday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Nantucket High School, and again Saturday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at Coffin School.

It fairly overwhelming but completely exciting to see our film in the NFF Ticket Guide alongside heavy-hitting filmmakers like Barry Levinson, David Guggenheim, and Stanley Nelson. It’s an incredible lineup of films, including features starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and Katie Holmes, and events featuring Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Zack Galifianakis, and more.

Of course, Abbi’s due just one week prior to the film’s premiere. Which is perfect. I was just about to release “Crash Site” when I met Mister Rogers there on Nantucket. I played him “Summer’s Gone,” a song rife with loss. He asked about my parent’s divorce, a wound he sensed was still seeping. Nine years later, thanks in no small to Mister Rogers and the journey that came of our conversations, that wound is significantly healed, and here I am not just married, but expecting. One might think he knew it all, all along.

So if I make it, terrific. If not, the film’s premiere is in good hands with my brother. And anyway, life’s all about process, not outcome, right?

2 Responses to ““Mister Rogers & Me” Update”

  1. giftsofthejourney ( Elizabeth Harper)  Says:

    Here’s a little something I wrote to help spread the word about
    ” Mister Rogers & Me” … http://tiny.cc/aaphs

    I love the new website too … well done.

  2. Susan Ryan  Says:

    Dear Ben, Congratulations! I wish I could be there to see Mr. Rogers and Me. I hope you get great reviews and that it will go further.

    We all loved Mr. rogers’ Neighborhood too.

    With great memories of you and Mr. Rogers, Susan Ryan

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