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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Rated 12A

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Dir. Morgan Neville. USA, 2018. 1h 34m. Starring Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Bianculli.

For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, and writer was beamed daily into homes across America. This moving documentary, from the Oscar-winning director of 20 Feet from Stardom, celebrates the life of the man who became a surreptitiously radical role model for a generation of American children.

'We tend to develop a thick, cold skin of cynicism over the years. Won't You Be My Neighbor? skillfully peels that away, so viewers can remember one of Mister Rogers' most important lessons: that it's okay to feel.’ ★★★★★ Noel Murray, AV Club

‘This documentary by Morgan Neville reveals that he really was just what he seemed to be at first innocent sight: a kind-hearted, square but saintly man who genuinely loved and understood children in a pure, sincere way.’ ★★★★ Leslie Felperin, The Guardian