John Lewis: Good Trouble
DIRECTOR: Dawn Porter VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | CLOSES 9/24
Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.
Additionally, on 7/9 all ticket-buyers are welcome to stream a live panel discussion presented by the Freedom Rides Museum of Montgomery, Alabama, featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton in conversation with director Dawn Porter. In partnership with the Capri Theater. The live panel begins at 7:30pm EST / 4:30pm PST and will also be archived to watch afterward.
The sheer volume of archival footage and black and white stills in John Lewis: Good Trouble, combined with interviews from some of Lewis' past and present colleagues, has a powerful visual effect.Beandrea July, Hollywood Reporter
John Lewis: Good Trouble is the perfect primer on where we've come from and how to avoid going back there.Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail