Fred Rogers on the set of his show "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood," from the film "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Fred Rogers on the set of his show "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood," from the film "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

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Grab those cardigans. The Dallas International Film Festival has announced its first 12 titles for his year's event,  May 3-10. And one of them is a lauded documentary about Mr. Rogers.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?started picking up buzz when it premiered at Sundance in January. As IndieWire reported at the festival, "Despite the celebratory tone, Won't You Be My Neighbor? shies away from the hagiographic trappings of this adorable material." Now it's on the way to Dallas.

Among other highlights from the first 12 titles:

First Reformed, the latest from student of cinematic torment Paul Schrader, tells the story of a conflicted New York priest.

The documentary Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me looks at the trailblazing entertainer in light of the civil rights movement and the fight for racial equality.

The drama 1985, from former Dallasite Yen Tan, tells the story of a closeted young gay man confronting his conservative family in small-town Texas.

The bittersweet comedy Eighth Grade, which recently won raves at South by Southwest, is about a teen girl dealing with the last week of junior high school.

All told, DIFF will screen more than 110 films from 25 countries. Most of the festival will take place at the Magnolia, in West Village. More details will be released in the coming days. For more information, visit dallasfilm.org.

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