Focus Films new documentary one of the legacy of Mister Rogers will make you reconsider if you are doing enough for your neighbors.
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.