It’s not often (if ever) that someone as counter-cultural as Mr. Rogers, a person so unhip and categorically square, can be so universally revered.
But no matter who you talk to – liberal or conservative, progressive or traditionalist – the sentiments are the same: Fred Rogers was the best of us, someone we all aspire to. The pure decency of this man, in light of our divisive, toxic culture today, is beautifully overwhelming.
The new documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? debuted to raves and tears at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and it will be released in theaters this summer, during the 50th Anniversary year celebration of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.
This is the first trailer for the highly anticipated film from Academy Award winner Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom). It’s moving, as you’d expect (hearing Daniel Tiger ask “What does ‘assassination’ mean?” in the late 60s is very sobering) , and boasts an impressive deep dive into archival footage.
The trailer follows a previously released clip, which you can see here.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? opens on June 8, 2018.