John Lewis: Good Trouble

John Lewis: Good Trouble

USA | 2020 | 97 min. | Dawn Porter

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An in-depth and inspiring portrait of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia, John Lewis. With rare footage and interviews, Dawn Porter's chronicle covers more that 60 years of his social activism and legislative action.

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On July 9 at 5pm PT, there will be a 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 Theatre and moderated by Dorothy Walker. 

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John Lewis: Good Trouble, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (Trapped, Gideon's Army), chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles John Robert 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.

"Excellent. A joyful, galvanizing portrait of a life radically and fully lived."—Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

  • Director: Dawn Porter
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2020
  • Running Time: 97 min.
  • Producer: Dawn Porter, Laura Michalchyshyn, Erika Alexander, Ben Arnon
  • Cinematographers: Tony Hardmon, Keith Walker, Stefan Wiesen
  • Editors: Jessica Congdon
  • Music: Tamar-kali
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English

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