John Lewis: Good Trouble

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FEATURE | USA | 96 MINUTES

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE

Documentary, Politics, Biography

There are few who can rival Georgia Congressman John Lewis and his 60 plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform and immigration. John Lewis: Good Trouble tells the story of this national treasure so that generations to come can continue to learn from Mr. Lewis’ remarkable story.

Through present day interviews as well as archival footage director Dawn Porter explores Lewis’ childhood, his inspiring family, and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in 1957. Lewis was arrested more than 45 times, severely beaten and nearly killed while fighting for equality in the segregated deep South. His experiences and lessons regarding non-violent protest continue to shape his career today. The film also highlights Lewis’ many speeches and achievements, along with interviews from political leaders and Congressional colleagues who figure prominently in his life, all combined to illuminate his continuing influence on American culture.—Deborah Rudolph



After the Movie: A conversation with director and producer Dawn Porter and subjects from the film.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Dawn Porter

Dawn Porter is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on HBO, PBS, Discovery, and Netflix. Her most recent work is a four-part archive-based documentary, Bobby Kennedy for President, which airs on Netflix in 2018.

Director
Dawn Porter
Producer
Laura Michalchyshyn, Dawn Porter, Erika Alexander, Ben Arnon
Cinematographer
Tony Hardmon, Keith Walker, Stefan Wiesen
Editor
Jessica Congdon
Composer
Tamar-kali
Executive Producer
Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton, Dori Begley, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Ian Orefice, Mike BeckStuart Ford, Rachel Traub,
Co-Producer
Amanda Goscinski, Katy Barksdale
US Distributor
Magnolia Pictures

CONTACTS

Press Contact
George Nicholis
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 924 6701
gnicholis@magpictures.com
International Sales Contact
George Nicholis
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 924 6701
gnicholis@magpictures.com
US Sales Contact
George Nicholis
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 924 6701
gnicholis@magpictures.com
Print Source
George Nicholis
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 924 6701
gnicholis@magpictures.com