Mr. Rogers

At the Movies: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Jul 11, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews this biographical documentary film of Fred Rogers, directed by Morgan Neville

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is a fascinating glimpse into the genesis and making of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the sociological influences of the television show, and the personality of Fred Rogers, the life-long Republican and Presbyterian minister who turned a television show into a television ministry. The documentary film is directed by Morgan Neville, who received a documentary feature Oscar for the superb “20 Feet From Stardom” (2014).