What an inspiration and a true study in human kindness, patience and love. Well done documentary, good use of archival footage and talking heads. A character study about how hard it is to be a good person. Fred Rogers was just a good person for his entire life and his life was anything but perfect.
A heartwarming documentary about the man who redefined what television for children could be in a gentle way filled with empathy. It traces the development of Mister Rogers Neighborhood and how Fred Rogers was always a strong advocate for television that highlighted the best elements of who we are and who we could be.
Fred Rogers used puppets and play to explore complex social issues: race, disability, equality and tragedy, helping form the American concept of childhood. He spoke directly to children and they responded enthusiastically. Yet today, his impact is unclear. Have we lived up to Fred’s ideal of good neighbors?
USA 2018, 93 min, rated G
Directed by Morgan Neville