John Lewis: Good Trouble

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.

John Lewis: Good Trouble tells the story of Congressman John Lewis, an American hero and inspirational symbol of civil rights. By refusing to give up the fight for racial justice, equality, and voting rights, Congressman Lewis is the embodiment of what it means to do the right thing - no matter what. As he puts it, causing “good trouble.” 

 

In partnership with Congressman John Lewis, Dawn Porter, Participant, Magnolia Pictures, and Color Farm Media, the Good Trouble campaign is providing opportunities to support voting rights, participate in civic engagement efforts in your communities and support local efforts that create a more equitable democracy for disenfranchised communities. Become a Good Troublemaker at www.makegoodtrouble.com, and we’ll see you at the drive-in!


CAST & CREDITS

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