John Lewis: Good Trouble
Directed by Dawn Porter
Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary, and could not be more relevant.
Streaming begins on Friday, July 3
“Lewis was fighting for America’s future long before any recent conflicts, and the documentary makes a welcome case for keeping hope alive.”—Eric Kohn, IndieWire
Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles Lewis’ sixty-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, healthcare reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 79 years old, director Dawn 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. Lewis has been tirelessly working to fight for African Americans to be treated with dignity and to obtain true equality. 2020, U.S., 96 minutes. Rated PG.