Won't You Be My Neighbor? — Trailer

source:   focusfeatures.com

added: Tue, Mar 20th '18

It's been 15 years since the death of America's most favorite cardigan sweater-wearing neighbor, Mister Fred Rogers, the iconic well-mannered, soft-spoken host of the long-running, award-winning educational kids series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." It was a PBS show that ran for 33 years (from 1968 to 2001) and was adored by practically everyone, primarily because of Rogers' daily messages of love, acceptance, and kindness.

On what would've been his 90th birthday, the first official trailer has been released for the upcoming documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," which is delving into Rogers' long and illustrious career and chronicling how he initially created his famous educational show, which eventually ended up becoming a cultural touchstone for generations of young kids.

"Children have very deep feelings, just the way everyone does," says Mister Rogers in the above trailer. "The greatest thing we can do is to help somebody know that they're loved and are capable of loving." Certainly, words to live by.

Directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," which premiered to glowing reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival, will be released in theaters on June 8th.

synopsis:
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us 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.

 

directed by   Morgan Neville

release date   June 8, 2018

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