Source: LA Weekly
Many kids who grew up watching “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in the 1960s and 1970s or many years later in syndication found a sense of joy and perhaps even empowerment from Fred Rogers’ hybrid of entertainment and education presented in an endearingly kind manner.
As adults, they may have relegated the TV show to the annals of childhood memory or aspects of their formative years that need no revisiting. Yet as the world of the 21st century has gotten progressively darker and more cynical and allowed less and less room for innocence, Rogers’ quotes have been popping up via memes intended to offer a coping mechanism in the face of tragedy.
Documentarian Morgan Neville’s new film, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” shines a refreshing light on the work of a man whose mission and messages are revealed to have been not only revolutionary at the time but still highly relevant and remarkably powerful today.
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” is now playing in select theaters.
Read the story at LA Weekly.
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