Won't You Be My Neighbor?
First screened in June 2018
Director: Morgan Neville. Documentary about Fred Rogers' improbable celebrity, uncommon decency, and unpredictable success on television. Interview subjects include Joanne Rogers, François Clemmons, Joe Negri, David Newell, Jim Rogers, John Rogers, Yo-Yo Ma.

Twitter Capsule: Like RBG, an enjoyable 90-minute respite to honor an inspiring American. Few risks, few tough questions.

VOR:   Fred Rogers's goodness indeed offers a welcome balm just now. That everyone already agrees perhaps suggests it's a slim hook for a film.



Photo © 2018 Focus Features/Tremolo Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–


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