Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, 2018 – ★★★★½

You might be watching this at home, but let me tell you about the mass catharsis that awaited you at a live screening, if you’ve reading this years later. There was sort of a heavy sigh and letting go, a bit of baleful anger, and a sadness as we all worked through this requiem for our childhood friend, our childhood, and a large part of the nation’s heart and soul.

1) The animated sequences really work as you realize how deep that tiger connection goes.

2) The quick clip of FOX News was like being sprayed in the soul by vomit.

3) Like the first one, the Second Coming of Christ was missed by the majority of folks or taken for granted.

4) Who walked our vowing to be more like Fred?

Vía Letterboxd – Ted Mills

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  1. It was a sold out crowd for Mr. Rogers, and partly because of the heat. It was a stunning documentary and comentary on him and the country. It’s probably just as well that Mr. Rogers missed this time, as he would have thought he failed a few children now in the White House. I just broke a potential friendship when a Hollywood-type guy refused to go watch it — issues I suspect. Yes, I believe everyone left wishing they were more like Mr. Rogers. The moral is: It is never too late to be more like Mr. Rogers. Sadly, I doubt it will be a White House screening.

  2. The movie was packed; heat as well as curiousity and longing. And, yes, I’m sure everyone left wanting to be more like Mr. Rogers. However, I doubt it will be a White House screening. Good think Mr. Rogers is dead, he would have thought he failed miserably with the children now playing bullying adults in the White House. Excellent documentary.

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