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.
“For the many generations that grew up with Rogers’s friendly face as their guide, [the film] is like peering into the past with renewed clarity and wishing his civility had caught on… A powerful reminder that he was either way ahead of his time, or too late.” —Eric Kohn, Indiewire
“Sweet and nuanced… He never talked down to kids, and they were drawn to him in kind: Watching footage of their rapt faces as they meet him will likely bring tears to your eyes.” —Sara Stewart, New York Post
Opens Friday, June 15 at Belcourt in Nashville