25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2018

From a doc on Joan Jett to corporate satires, gritty indies and a psycho Nic Cage – our picks for this year's must-see Sundance titles

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'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'
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Jim Judkis24/25

'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

Anyone who grew up between the late Sixties and the early Aughts is likely to feel a pang of nostalgia watching this documentary on one Fred Rogers – an ordained minister who decided that mass media could teach the children well, and set about making show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, that helped generations of youngsters navigate a confusing adult world. Filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Best of Enemies) traces the PBS superstar's life from a bullied kid to an oft-imitated, cardigan-rocking pied piper that used puppets, songs and kindness to do everything from explain national tragedies to guide underage viewers into emotional maturity. Has there ever been a better time to revisit the career of a public figure with such profound respect for the notion of loving thy neighbor?

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