×

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Trailer Promises Mr. Rogers Documentary Will Be a Tearjerker

With the country feeling more divided than ever, everyone’s heartstrings could use a good tug, and that’s exactly what the trailer for the upcoming “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” promises.

The trailer, hailed on social media as a tearjerker itself, shows footage from the set of “Mister Rogers,” as well as clips of Fred Rogers off-screen.

The documentary will feature interviews with those involved in the creation of the children’s television series, including producer Margy Whitmer, who quips, “You take all of the elements that make good television, and do the exact opposite — you have ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’….yet, it worked.” Others interviewed in the trailer include Elizabeth Seamans, who played Mrs. McFeely, and Francois Clemmons, who played Officer Clemmons.

The trailer touches on how the film will explore “Mister Rogers'” radical nature — the show covered topics like death, divorce, and racism.

“The greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving,” Rogers says in a voiceover.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” from Focus Features, premieres June 8. Variety critic Amy Nicholson wrote that though the film, which premiered at Sundance, is “not a complex portrait,” it serves as “comfort food in an uncertain era.”

Watch the trailer above.

More Film

  • IDFA: ’Border Fence’s’ Nikolaus Geyrhalter -

    IDFA: ’The Border Fence’ Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter on Building A Divided Europe

    With the country feeling more divided than ever, everyone’s heartstrings could use a good tug, and that’s exactly what the trailer for the upcoming “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” promises. The trailer, hailed on social media as a tearjerker itself, shows footage from the set of “Mister Rogers,” as well as […]

  • The crowd watch Coldplay perform. One

    Film Review: 'Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams'

    With the country feeling more divided than ever, everyone’s heartstrings could use a good tug, and that’s exactly what the trailer for the upcoming “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” promises. The trailer, hailed on social media as a tearjerker itself, shows footage from the set of “Mister Rogers,” as well as […]

  • 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Box Office: Sequel

    Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Charms With $62 Million Debut

    With the country feeling more divided than ever, everyone’s heartstrings could use a good tug, and that’s exactly what the trailer for the upcoming “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” promises. The trailer, hailed on social media as a tearjerker itself, shows footage from the set of “Mister Rogers,” as well as […]

  • Wide House Unveils Flurry of Deals

    Wide House Unveils Flurry of Deals on IDFA Players (EXCLUSIVE)

    With the country feeling more divided than ever, everyone’s heartstrings could use a good tug, and that’s exactly what the trailer for the upcoming “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” promises. The trailer, hailed on social media as a tearjerker itself, shows footage from the set of “Mister Rogers,” as well as […]

  • IDFA: ’Hamada’s’ Eloy Domínguez Serén On

    IDFA: ’Hamada’s’ Eloy Domínguez Serén On Wit, Wisdom In Wilderness

    With the country feeling more divided than ever, everyone’s heartstrings could use a good tug, and that’s exactly what the trailer for the upcoming “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” promises. The trailer, hailed on social media as a tearjerker itself, shows footage from the set of “Mister Rogers,” as well as […]

  • ‘Wife’ and ‘Widow’ Win Kolkata Festival

    ‘Wife’ and ‘Widow’ Win Kolkata Festival Prizes  

    With the country feeling more divided than ever, everyone’s heartstrings could use a good tug, and that’s exactly what the trailer for the upcoming “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” promises. The trailer, hailed on social media as a tearjerker itself, shows footage from the set of “Mister Rogers,” as well as […]

  • Los Reyes

    IDFA Film Review: 'Los Reyes'

    With the country feeling more divided than ever, everyone’s heartstrings could use a good tug, and that’s exactly what the trailer for the upcoming “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” promises. The trailer, hailed on social media as a tearjerker itself, shows footage from the set of “Mister Rogers,” as well as […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content