JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
DAWN PORTER | ENGLISH | 2020 | 96 MIN | $12.00
The Philadelphia Film Society is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Civil Rights Icon, Representative John Lewis. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this time, as we celebrate his life, his work, and the indelible mark he left on our country.
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.
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.
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“Good Trouble shows that Lewis has never lost sight of the principles that are essential to his country’s survival and well-being.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine