Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles the late 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, then 80 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.
This screening includes a special 15 minute bonus featurette – a conversation between the late John Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, immediately following the end credits.
“There’s a lot to glean from the battleground Lewis has stood on for six decades while demanding fairness, a hope, and dream, of every American. Good Trouble is of importance now more than ever.” (Salon.com)
“His legacy is ample motivation for any student of history to see Good Trouble as a good investment.” (CNN)
Saturday, August 29 Final screening
Doors 1:10 pm | Movie 1:40 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door
*Minors welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
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JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (Dawn Porter, 2020 / PG / 97 mins) The timely biopic focuses on John Lewis’ longstanding prominence as a civil rights champion and his continuing crusade for racial and social equality. The documentary illuminates the 80-year-old Congressman’s life as it chronicles the moments on the extraordinary journey that have shaped his place in history and make him such a galvanizing figure today as protests circle the globe. Lewis’ schedule has increased ten-fold as he has become the go-to figure for TV news shows, podcasts and newspapers and magazines from the Washington Post to Vanity Fair, commenting on and leading the way forward through today’s worldwide protests and demonstrations.