John Lewis: Good Trouble



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Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00 - See Member Email for Discount Code
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Social Justice
Human Rights
Release Year:2020
Runtime:96 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Magnolia Pictures
Director:Dawn Porter
Executive Producer:Amy Entelis
Courtney Sexton
Dori Begley
Jeff Skoll
Diane Weyermann
Stuart Ford
Rachel Traub
Ian Orefice
Mike Beck
Producer:Laura Michalchyshyn
Dawn Porter
Erika Alexander and Ben Arnon
Cinematographer:Tony Hardmon
Keith Walker
Stefan Wiesen
Editor:Jessica Congdon


MSP Film Society presents a special remembrance and discussion on the life and legacy of John Robert Lewis. This event is part of the MSP Film Society's programming initiative, We the People: Required Watching, designed to spark conversation around current events and issues of social impact affecting our community, country and world. This series is generously supported by the George Family Foundation and KNOCK, Inc. All We the People online discussions are generously supported by Kelly and Mike Palmer.

Screening: Watch the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble by clicking the link below.

Conversation: Monday, August 3 at 7:00pm. Registration is FREE. MSP Film Programmer Craig Laurence Rice in conversation with Attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison.

Your ticket purchase directly benefits MSP Film Society during these challenging times, thank you!


About the Film

John Lewis: Good Trouble, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (Trapped, Gideon's Army), chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles John Robert 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, and could not be more relevant.

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