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John Lewis: Good Trouble

Wed, Aug 19 / 7 pm
Thu, Aug 20 / 6 pm
Sun, Aug 23 / 3 pm
Wed & Thu, Aug 26 & 27 / 6 pm
Fri, Aug 28 / 6 pm
Sun, Aug 30 / 7 pm
Tue, Sep 1 / 6:30 pm
Directed by Dawn Porter
2020, USA, 96 min

Opening Night Wednesday, August 19 / 7 pm includes exclusive Live Zoom interview following the film with Director Dawn Porter & Producer Laura Michalchyshyn. Zoom interview hosted by Joy Loewen, CEO of the National Screen Institute. 


 *Immediately following John Lewis: Good Trouble on August 20- September 1 there will be a pre-recorded discussion between John Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation. 

Shortly before his death, the legendary Black activist John Lewis wrote an essay for the New York Times. “Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” 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 away Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.in 1957. Porter’s cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, colleagues like Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Reviews

A stirring, joyous documentary about a tireless freedom fighter. ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ shows us an activist and an effective politician—as well as a powerful and passionate public speaker—who has devoted his life to public service, often putting himself at risk to defend basic human rights.
— Stephanie Zacharek, TIME
What does it take to be an American hero? If it means having risked your life and suffered grievous physical wounds for the principles of the Constitution, spending four decades as an elected official, and inspiring millions all over the world, then US Representative John Lewis so qualifies.
-Mark Feeny, Boston Globe
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