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Movie Fact #137 - January 8th, 2021


Won't You Be My Neighbor?, frankly, gives the long overdue praise that Mr. Rogers deserved. But why now? Why was director Morgan Neville compelled to do the documentary in 2018? As it turns out, Neville was partly inspired to create this documentary after asking Yo-Yo Ma about how he handled his status of being a celebrity. Ma responded that Fred Rogers mentored him on how his fame could be used for good. In short, Neville sought to explain how Rogers saw what people are and then convinced people what they could be. Stay tuned!

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