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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Morgan Neville, USA 2018, 94’
Polish premiere
Waldo on Weed

Since mid 60s., for over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, after singing ‘Won’t you be my neighbor…’ song, Fred 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 and. There hadn't been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn't been since. Morgan Neville, Oscar winner for 20 Steps from Stardom analyzes the program through its changes across the years and reminds about the importance of education television in national therapy. When released in theaters across America, Won’t You… became the highest-grossing biographical documentary of all-time, and entered President Obama’s list of top ten films of 2018. Marielle Heller’s narrative feature with Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers is also screened in the festival. 

materiały nadesłane


Seattle International Film Festival 2018 - Best Documentary; Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2018 - Best Documentary; Film Independent Spirit Awards 2019 - Best Documentary; Gotham Awards 2018 - Audience Award

Morgan Neville

Morgan Neville (born 1967) is an American film producer, director and writer. His acclaimed film 20 Feet from Stardom won him the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2014 as well as a Grammy Award for Best Music Film. His documentary Best of Enemies, on the debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, was shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award and won an Emmy Award. His 2018 film Won't You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary about Fred Rogers, received critical acclaim and became the highest-grossing biographical documentary of all time.

Selected filmography

2008 The Cool School (doc.)

2008 Johnny Cash's America (doc.)

2010 Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power (doc.)

2011 Troubadours (doc.)

2013 Krok od sławy / Twenty Feet from Stardom (doc.)

2015 Najlepsi wrogowie / Best of Enemies (doc.)

Cast & Crew

director Morgan Neville
screenplay Morgan Neville
cinematography Graham Willoughby
editing Jeff Malmberg, Aaron Wickenden
music Jonathan Kirkscey
producer Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, Morgan Neville
production Tremolo Productions
language English
coloration colour
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