Do you want to cry today? No? Then don’t watch this Won’t You Be My Neighbor trailer! This trailer made me feel so nostalgic, that I actually cried. Growing up with Mister Rogers is one of the best parts of my childhood.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
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.
Growing up with Mr. Rogers
March 20, 2018 would have been Fred Rogers’ 90th birthday. It seems like just yesterday, I was a little girl in the 1970s watching Mister Rogers on television. He would walk into the door singing “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” while walking to his closet to change into a sweater. Then he’d sit down and change his shoes. He’d say “Hi, Neighbor,” and the show would begin.
To me, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood wasn’t a television show. It was his real life. I was sitting on the floor or on my mom or dad’s lap watching Mister Rogers feed his fish, wash his dishes, make a snack, tell a story, and get his “speedy delivery” from Mr. McFeely each day. I didn’t understand the lessons I was learning from this show. I was having fun.
When the Neighborhood Trolley rolled into Mister Rogers’ living room, I really thought it was going into a real place: the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Daniel Striped Tiger really did live in that clock, and Lady Elaine Fairchilde was in the Museum-Go-Round. I can’t wait to see this movie to reminisce and learn from Mister Rogers again.
If you weren’t fortunate enough to grow up with Mister Rogers, I highly recommend that you read all you can about this man. Watch Won’t You Be My Neighbor. Introduce your children to this show. Slow down and learn from Mister Rogers.
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor comes to select theatres June 8, 2018.