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Two warring political documentaries chronicle the age of rage—and generalities

Some documentaries unite, rather than divide, and become box office champions as a result. The most conspicuous example this summer is the lovely Fred Rogers tribute "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Morgan Neville's film has made more than $20 million in its domestic release, a remarkable figure.

It appeals to an unusually wide political spectrum, from liberals to moderate conservatives eager to reminisce about "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood." Audiences have marveled anew at what it meant to have such a gentle, reassuring presence (a lifelong registered Republican) dominating so many years of children's programming supported, in part, by the federal government.

The Rogers documentary poster depicts its subject putting on a

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