First Trailer for Mr. Rogers Documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'
by Alex Billington
March 20, 2018
It's here! This trailer will make you tear up, then also remind you how important and wonderful goodness and happiness are. Focus Features has revealed an official trailer for the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?, made by Oscar-winning doc filmmaker Morgan Neville. This is more than just a profile of the late Fred Rogers, known best as Mr. Rogers - it's a wonderful look at how a man tried to make the world better by figuring out how to speak to kids and teach them the importance of compassion and understanding and helpfulness. This premiered to glowing reviews at the Sundance Film Festival this year. I wrote about it: "This is the documentary we all need right now. It's a heartwarming, rousing film about how goodness makes an impact in society. It shows us that we can make a difference if we help someone else, if we support them, and believe in them, and remind them that they are perfect just they way they are." You have to see it.
Here's the official trailer for Morgan Neville's documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?, on YouTube:
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, 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. Won't You Be My Neighbor? is directed by American doc filmmaker Morgan Neville, of the films The Cool School, Troubadours, 20 Feet from Stardom, Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal previously. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year - read our rave review. Focus Features will open Won't You Be My Neighbor? in select theaters starting June 8th this summer. How does it look?
"what does assassination mean"...man, I lost it right there....
kitano0 on Mar 20, 2018
"Love is at the root of everything....Love or the lack of it." As I go through life and look out into this world, Mr. Rogers message still rings true to me and brings me hope in a hopeless world. I'm not going to be able to watch this with dry eyes. If every parent provided the adequate love needed for their child/children, this world would be incredibly different. Instead, we have selfish greedy ambitions and the children suffer for it. At the end of your life, your family is what will matter. Not the wealth, not the "things" you've acquired or accomplishments. The people you love and those relationships is all that will matter.
THE_RAW_ on Mar 20, 2018
I don't know much about him, but it looks like a doc about someone with the sensibility for other people ...
shiboleth on Mar 20, 2018
He was such a beautiful human being; full of the optimism and courageous love. It's a rare thing, and doesn't just come naturally to most of the world. Mr. Rogers deserved our respect and admiration, even if his kid's show wasn't your cup of tea. I miss him.
Quanah on Mar 20, 2018
Mr. Rogers was a radical who lived a life of love. Pure, unbridled love. He was a man living in accordance with his Personal Legend. A brilliant man who changed the world in unique ways and the ripples of whose actions still change the world today.
Sean Taylor on Mar 20, 2018
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