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Tom Hanks’ Mister Rogers Film Rounds Out Cast

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Tom Hanks’ Mister Rogers Film Rounds Out Cast
The yet-to-be-titled Tom Hanks-starring Mister Rogers project has set its supporting cast as filming of the TriStar Pictures feature is currently underway. Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars), Maryann Plunkett (Blue Valentine), Tammy Blanchard (Into The Woods), Wendy Makkena (Sister Act films), Sakina Jaffrey (Timeless), Carmen Cusack (Facebook’s Sorry for Your Loss), Noah Harpster (Transparent), and Maddie Corman (Younger) have all been welcomed into the neighborhood. They join Hanks as well as previously announced Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi, and Chris Cooper.

Marielle Heller is at the helm, directing from Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster’s screenplay. The film, formally titled You Are My Friend, is inspired by the article Can You Say. . . Hero? by Tom Junod. It’s based on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (Hanks) and Junod. In the heart-warming story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and
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2018 BFI London Film Festival Review – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, 2018.

Directed by Morgan Neville.

Featuring Joanne Rogers, François Clemmons, Yo-Yo Ma, and Joe Negri.

Synopsis:

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers.

Though legendary children’s TV personality Fred Rogers may not be especially well-known to British audiences, his cultural reach is so pervasive it’s hard not to be aware of the man’s mythic esteem stateside. Morgan Neville’s (Twenty Feet from Stardom) reverent documentary makes a gently persuasive case for Rogers’ genius, and moreover, his thorough good-heartedness.

Opening archive footage from 1967 serves as the ultimate primer for Rogers the entertainer; he announces his mission statement to viewers, to help kids through the difficulties of growing up and do so in a way that’s neither patronising nor overtly coddling.

From here Neville leaps off to trace Fred Rogers’ origins – growing up as
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DVD Review – Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, 2018.

Directed by Morgan Neville

Featuring Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, François Scarborough Clemmons, David Newell, James Rogers, John Rogers, Yo-Yo Ma.

Synopsis:

A documentary about Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fame may seem like the height of corniness, but if you’re in the generational sweet spot for Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, you may end up with a tear or two in your eye by the time the end credits roll. Unfortunately, the home video release doesn’t include any bonus features.

Growing up in the 1970s, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was one of the mainstays of my early years, along with Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and other kid shows of that era. After I outgrew them, Sesame Street occupied a special place in my heart, mostly because I was a Muppets fan too, and that group of puppets can be appreciated at any age.
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Movie Review – Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, 2018.

Directed by Morgan Neville.

Featuring Joanne Rogers, François Clemmons, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri

Synopsis:

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers.

I don’t remember ever watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood as a kid, but my mom has told me several times that it was one of my favourite shows as a young kid during the few years we got American cable channels in Venezuela. Even if I couldn’t understand the words they were saying, I seemed to really connect with it. The reason I am telling you this, is because the idea of Mister Rogers truly transcends countries, cultures, languages. Just like Morgan Neville’s new documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? transcends all cultural barriers to deliver a simple message about kindness that can move anyone.

Using footage from the original PBS show,
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Wondering If the Mister Rogers Documentary Will Make You Cry? Well, Is His Cardigan Red?

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Wondering If the Mister Rogers Documentary Will Make You Cry? Well, Is His Cardigan Red?
The world could use some sage advice and kind words from Fred Rogers right about now. The beloved children's show host is the subject of a recently released documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, which explores his life, his legacy, and the lasting influence of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The documentary precedes an upcoming biopic wherein Tom Hanks will portray Rogers. While the biopic is sure to bring on the tears - the sight of Hanks in that red cardigan alone will do the trick! - the documentary has left entire theaters of adults weeping even long after the film has ended. Read some heartwarming reactions to the movie ahead, and prepare to get a little misty-eyed.

Related: Joanne Rogers Shared the Heartwarming Reason She Fell in Love With Mister Rogers
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Wondering If the Mister Rogers Documentary Will Make You Cry? Well, Is His Cardigan Red?

The world could use some sage advice and kind words from Fred Rogers right about now. The beloved children's show host is the subject of a recently released documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, which explores his life, his legacy, and the lasting influence of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The documentary precedes an upcoming biopic wherein Tom Hanks will portray Rogers. While the biopic is sure to bring on the tears - the sight of Hanks in that red cardigan alone will do the trick! - the documentary has left entire theaters of adults weeping even long after the film has ended. Read some heartwarming reactions to the movie ahead, and prepare to get a little misty-eyed.

Related: Joanne Rogers Shared the Heartwarming Reason She Fell in Love With Mister Rogers
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Won't You Be My Neighbor? Review

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood theater! Check out our review for Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is the documentary that chronicles the creation and run of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, through stock interviews with Fred Rogers as well as others involved in the show. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville gives us an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor. With Interviews from Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, McColm Cephas Jr. the film is powerful and nostalgic in all the best ways. Check out what BC had thought about it:

Have you seen Won’t You Be My Neighbor?? What did you think about it?
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Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Video Review)

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood theater! In the spirit of Mr. Rogers, we decided to present our Won’t You Be My Neighbor? a little differently. Come inside to watch!

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is the documentary that chronicles the creation and run of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, through stock interviews with Fred Rogers as well as others involved in the show. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville gives us an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor. With Interviews from Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, McColm Cephas Jr. the film is powerful and nostalgic in all the best ways. Check out what BC had thought about it:

Have you seen Won’t You Be My Neighbor?? What did you think about it?
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Movie Review

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Movie Review
Won’T You Be My Neighbor? Focus Features Reviewed by: Harvey Karten Director: Morgan Neville Cast: Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., François Scarborough Clemmons, Kailyn Davis, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, David Newell, Fred Rogers Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 5/10/18 Opens: June 8, 2018 In a key point made by Fred Rogers during one of his 895 […]

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Mr. Rogers Is Replaced At Last - By a Tiger

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Mr. Rogers Is Replaced At Last - By a Tiger
Fred Rogers peacefully presided over PBS's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for 33 years, until his retirement in 2000 - the beloved Fred Rogers died in 2003, at 74 - and now, finally, someone is getting ready to take his place in the neighborhhod. Meet Daniel Striped Tiger, a brightly animated character described by The New York Times as "the fictional young offspring of Rogers’s original puppet characters." Cuddly, wide-eyed Daniel, who is seen in some depictions sporting a trademark Rogers cardigan (Mr. Rogers's favorite color, too: red), will start presiding over the old neighborhood as of this Monday. He will be joined, The Times reports,
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