Won't You Be My Neighbor?


The Main 5 Sun, Apr 15, 2018 4:20 PM
The Main 5 Tue, Apr 24, 2018 7:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Special Presentations
Culture & Society
Family Friendly
Release Year:2018
Runtime:94 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Focus Features
Director:Morgan Neville
Co-Director:Morgan Neville
Producer:Caryn Capotosto
Nicholas Ma
Cinematographer:Graham Willoughby
Editor:Jeff Malmberg
Aaron Wickenden
Composer:Jonathan Kirkscey
Filmography:20 Feet from Stardom ('13)
Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal ('15)
The Music of Strangers ('15)


A charming portrait of everyone’s favorite neighbor, Mister Rogers, Morgan Neville’s documentary feature is as uplifting as it is a poignant summary of the man behind the nostalgia.

Fred Rogers, who died of cancer in 2003, was beloved nationwide as the host of PBS’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, a tender and influential figure for audiences young and old. Rogers’ approach to childhood and the questions that accompany growing up was, in comparison to other programs at the time, unique. Unlike the popular superheroes and cartoons of the era, Rogers preferred to speak to young audiences directly and honestly, traits that have endeared him to millions of children. Through rich archival footage and insightful interviews with collaborators, commentators and those who knew him best, we are given a rare peek into the life and legacy of an extraordinary man.

Director Biography

American director, producer and writer Morgan Neville received national acclaim, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary and Grammy Award for Best Music Film, for his film 20 Feet from Stardom (MSPIFF 2013). He founded Tremolo Productions in 1999. He is based in Los Angeles, California.


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