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The Legendary PBS Icon Mister Rogers Comes to the Big Screen in ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ at the KCET Cinema Series

Susan Kelechi Watson stars as Beth Pearson in the critically acclaimed NBC drama “This Is Us,” and was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the 2018 NAACP Image Awards, and she earned consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2018 and 2019. She has appeared in numerous television series including a recurring role in three seasons of HBO’s “Louie,” NBC’s “The Blacklist” and HBO’s “Divorce.” Watson’s film credits include the period drama “Peter and John,” and the indie film “Small,” “Beautifully Moving Parts.” Susan served as executive producer of Rashaad Ernesto Green’s film “Premature,” which premiered at Sundance in January. She currently serves on the board of Drama Club, an organization that uses theater to mentor incarcerated youths in New York City.

Jade Healy is the acclaimed production designer of films such as “I, Tonya” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” She has designed an indelible range of award-winning independent films to studio features. She worked as the production designer for Ti West’s film “The House of the Devil” and began a run of designing features with directors such as David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” “A Ghost Story,” “Pete’s Dragon” and the upcoming “Green Knight”), Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“Mississippi Grind”), and Noah Baumbach’s latest film “Marriage Story” with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

 

See an event photo and listen to the Q&A from the screening below.

 

KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond engaged in a discussion about the film with actor Susan Kelechi Watson and production designer Jade Healy.
KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond engaged in a discussion about the film with actor Susan Kelechi Watson and production designer Jade Healy.

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