Won't You Be My Neighbor?
CAST: Fred Rogers, Francois Clemmons, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, Kailyn Davis, David Newell DIRECTOR: Morgan Neville ENDING 8/23
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.
On paper, all that low-key positivity ought to be tricky material for a documentary filmmaker. But watching "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" was a profoundly emotional experience.Steve Pond, TheWrap
With the legacy of Rogers guiding him, Neville creates a film where vulnerability is not a gimmick, where openness is not a bargaining chip.Katarina Brown, Austin Chronicle
Won't You Be My Neighbor works well on an informational and emotional level. Near the end, even though it's impossible to stop the waterworks from coming on, there's not really a sad note to it.Natalie Mokry, Austin American-Statesman