Saturday, June 23, 2018

Won't You Be My Neighibor?

When the promotions for the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? started I heard, "how did it take so long to get a documentary about Mr. Rogers?" My answer is, "It didn't." In 2011 the documentary Mister Rogers & Me was released. It premiered at the Nantucket Film Festival in 2010 and was picked up by PBS in 2011. I have loved this film for years. It is a very personal account of the spirit of Fred Rogers through people who knew him well. When Won't You Be My Neighbor? came out, I was excited to see another documentary about Mr. Rogers. I will say I was disappointed. I felt that the segments were disjointed and there's an animated element that took me out of the narrative. This documentary is OK.

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