In theaters June 8th, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? will give you a closer look at everyone’s favorite neighbor, Mister Fred Rogers. This documentary will take you back to 1969 when the iconic television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood first came out. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? will show you the kind-hearted genius behind the zip-up cardigans, who emotionally touched and inspired children everywhere. Imagination has no limits in the world of Mister Rogers and you’re sure to be impressed by this incredible documentary.
Although Won’t You Be My Neighbor? doesn’t come out until June, it will be making its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. This Focus Features film will be directed by Morgan Neville, who will take you behind the scenes of the classic television show. Focus chairman Peter Kujawski says, “Morgan once again avoids making a traditional biodoc and instead takes us behind the curtain to see how Fred Rogers navigated the cultural and social issues of the second half of the twentieth century with his own brand of forward-thinking, compassionate wisdom far beyond his time”. Regarding the heartwarming story Kujawski also adds,“Mister Rogers makes us all want to be better people, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of telling his story today”.
“The Fred Rogers I discovered making this film is at once comfortably familiar and completely surprising. I believe Mister Rogers is the kind of voice we need to hear right now,” says director Morgan Neville. “I am thrilled to work with Focus Features on taking this film out into the world, along with my collaborators at Impact Partners and Independent Lens.”
In order to hold you over until the movie’s release date, June 8th, check out this special clip that gives you a glimpse of the movie!
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