“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Trailer Released

By Creative Media Times

“The greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving.”

Focus Features

Focus Features has released an exclusive trailer for “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, a new documentary from Academy Award®-winning director Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) which takes an intimate look at one of the most beloved TV personalities in the history of show business: Mister Fred Rogers.

TV host, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer and Presbyterian minister, Rogers was the creator and host of the educational preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood began airing in 1968 and ran for 895 episodes until 2001.

The half-hour educational children’s television series featuring Roger’s kind-hearted personality, reached its peak in 1985, with 8% of households watching the show. On March 6, 2018, actor Michael Keaton hosted a fiftieth-anniversary tribute show titled “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like” which premiered on PBS stations.

The new trailer for the documentary features behind-the-scenes footages of the show’s production as they prepare for the show, interviews and heartwarming clips of Rogers himself during the show’s its run.

“You take all of the elements that make good television, and do the exact opposite—you have “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” yet, it worked,” said producer Margy Whitmer.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is set to be released by Focus Features in select theaters on June 8.