U.S., 2020, 96 min, Dir. Dawn Porter, Rated PG, Magnolia Pictures
"Emphasizes the consistency with which Lewis has fought the establishment and combated racism through some of the tumultuous moments in American history…there can be no doubt that John Lewis is the movie star of the summer.” —Eric Kohn, IndieWire
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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, the documentary 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, who recently passed away at 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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