VIRTUAL CINEMA: John Lewis: Good Trouble

Friday July 31, 2020 - Wednesday September 30, 2020
$12 streaming fee

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 79 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.

Immediately following the feature, there’s a pre-recorded discussion between Congressman 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.

Rating: PG (for thematic material including some racial epithets/violence, and for smoking)
Director:  Dawn Porter
Starring:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton
Release Date: July 3, 2020
Runtime: 96 minutes
Format: Online Streaming