For an entire generation of kids, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood was an integral part of growing up and learning how to be a kind, loving, and compassionate member of society. Now, the public television program, and the man who created it, are getting the documentary treatment they so richly deserve.
20 Feet From Stardom director Morgan Neville has made a Mister Rogers documentary called Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which will give“an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor.” Focus Features has just released a trailer for the documentary. Check it out…
Previously, we got this clip that has Mister Fred Rogers summing up the importance of love in everything we do in a way that only this very special man could.
And here’s the full, official 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.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is slated for a June 8th release in select theaters. More news as we hear it.