Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 2018. USA. Directed by Morgan Neville. 94 min.
“Always look for the helpers,” Fred Rogers instructs us from the beyond, “There is always someone willing to help.” Morgan Neville’s tear-inducing documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, about the quietly radical children’s television host Fred Rogers, feels like a great salve for the chaos surrounding us in 2018. Pulling from a rich trove of archival material, the film indoctrinates us with Rogers’ core beliefs: kindness will not fail you, love yourself, and love your neighbors. Courtesy of Focus Features