‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Review: Kind Man’s Story Carries Powerful Message in Unkind Times

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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Review: Kind Man’s Story Carries Powerful Message in Unkind Times
If conflict is at the heart of most documentaries, how do you make a film about the nicest, kindest, least conflict-ridden person in the history of television? More specifically, how do you make a doc about Mister Rogers? That was the task that faced Morgan Neville, who won an Oscar for “20 Feet From Stardom,” his film about the struggles faced by a group of backup singers. He was last at Sundance with “Best of Enemies,” a gripping doc about a series of epic (and vicious) debates between William Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal. Fred Rogers, the subject of Neville’s new...
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