won't you cry with us?
The first trailer for the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood documentary is here, and it's a tearjerker.
Won't You By My Neighbor follows the classic children's show from its low-budget start on a Pittsburgh public TV station to earning its place in pop culture history. It promises an inside look at how Fred Rogers introduced tough topics to children, how he used the show as a vehicle for equality, and an explanation for his welcome message that became documentary's title.
It also promises to give you goosebumps.
Tuesday would've been Rogers' 90th birthday, and there are a few other ways to celebrate beyond watching the trailer: Twitch is hosting a marathon of the show, while Entertainment Weekly picked up fresh details on another Rogers-inspired film, You Are My Friend. The latter film is not a biopic, director Marielle Heller insists, and stars Tom Hanks as Rogers as he befriends a "cynical journalist."
We're still waiting for a glimpse of Hanks in a cardigan, but in the meantime, you can watch the trailer for Won't You By My Neighbor below. Kathryn Krawczyk