John Lewis: Good Trouble [Online]
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.
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.
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“The worst president for civil rights since the 1960s? Without a doubt, it is this president.” – John Lewis in an interview with New York Magazine
“The movie acknowledges the Trump administration, but never wastes a frame on the reality star cartoon … it emphasizes the consistency with which Lewis has fought the establishment and combated racism through some of the tumultuous moments in American history.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire
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