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For more than 30 years, he was America’s favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers. This documentary tells the story of the soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose beloved TV program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” featuring Rogers and his cast of puppets and friends, spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues in a simple, direct fashion.
I grew up watching Fred Rogers, so this film was a no brainer right from the start. I loved how radical he was! Working with Morgan Neville and his team was a fantastic experience.
Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma and Morgan Neville
Best Documentary – Film Independent Spirit Awards; Audience Award – Gotham Awards; Cinema Eye Honors Award – The Unforgettables (Fred Rogers); Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Editing – Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards; Top Five Documentaries – National Board of Review; Best Documentary – AARP Movies for Grownups Awards; Outstanding Producer of Documentary – PGA Awards
Best Feature Documentary – International Documentary Association; Top 20 Audience Favorite – Hot Docs