Lesson 121: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Yes, Please

Jul 11, 2018 | Chad Riley, Eddie Villanueva, Movies, Podcasts, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, hop on the Neighborhood Trolley for a trip down memory lane with this week’s review of the feature length documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018). Directed by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville, the film chronicles the career of Fred Rogers, creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on PBS. Utilizing a collection of archival footage and in-depth interviews with family and friends, Neville weaves a winsome tapestry of the motivation and mission of one of American television’s pioneering voices.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? offers a heartfelt glimpse of the behind-the-scenes humor, sincerity and passion that went into Rogers’ often-countercultural phenomenon, including insights into his critical view of most entertainment programming. The film takes a candid look at how Mister Rogers Neighborhood tackled heavy subjects and serious psychological topics with curiosity and dignity, and it may come as some surprise to hear that some members of the audience may appreciate having tissues handy.

Lesson 170: Co-host Trivia of Friendship!

The Filmlosophers test their allegiance to each other, and throw down the gauntlet in a battle of MOVIE TRIVIA! The questions, however, aren’t your simple, everyday run-of-the-mill movie questions. Nope, we decided to take things up a notch (Emeril style) and take our...

Lesson 169: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The Filmlosophers take a walk through San Francisco and discover the latest independent film to come out of the Bay Area, The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Winner of several awards at the Sundance Film Festival, and birthed out of visionary writer/director Joe...

Lesson 168: Spider-Man: Far from Home (Non-spoiler)

The Filmlosophers web-sling their way into discussing Sony’s latest sequel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Far from Home. This iteration of the Wallcrawler closes out the Third Phase of the franchise, as well as capping the 10-year long saga many have...