Today would have been Fred Rogers’ 90th birthday, and in honor of the late star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Focus Features released the first official trailer for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The feature-length documentary looks at the life and times of Rogers, who died in 2003, and how his beloved TV show changed children’s programming forever. Prepare to feel warm inside.
Featuring archival footage and exclusive interviews, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is directed by Morgan Neville, who won an Oscar for his documentary 20 Feet from Stardom. The film looks to explore how Rogers used his platform to address difficult social issues and become one of the most lauded icons in entertainment. As the man himself says in the trailer, “Love is at the root of everything. All learning, all relationships. Love or the lack of it.” Watch the trailer below, and if you’re really yearning for more Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, Twitch is streaming a marathon of all of the show’s 856 episodes.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor hits theaters June 8.