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.
Each film rental has exclusive access to the Q&A between John Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, which plays at the end of the film (and is only available through virtual cinema). Additionally, an amazing panel discussion hosted by the Freedom Rides Museum and featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton in conversation with director Dawn Porter, is archived and available to watch for free right through the ticketing page.
“Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.” Rep. John Lewis
It tugs at the heartstrings with such determination and sincerity that there may not be a dry eye in the cinema.