Check out this timely film John Lewis: Good Trouble which has it’s official release Friday, July 3rd, 2020. We have the trailer and the lowdown for the documentary about a notable civil rights activist.

John Lewis: Good Trouble Trailer

John Lewis: Good Trouble lowdown

The John Lewis: Good Trouble film documentary chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist. During the time he was also the Democratic Representative from Georgia.

The film uses interviews and rare archival footage to chronical John Robert Lewis’ history. He had 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action. These years covered civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.

We also have present-day interviews with Lewis who is now 80 years old. The documentary explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr Martin Luther King Jr in 1957. In addition we also have interviews with Lewis’s family. The cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

Director and notable featured people

The film is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter. She is know for documentary’s Trapped and Gideon’s Army. Her next project is about Pete Souza who was the Chief Official White House Photographer from 2009 to 2017.

The film features:- John Robert Lewis, Stacey Abrams, Rep Colin Allred, Ruth Berg, Senator Booker, Pete Buttigeg, Xernona Clayton, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Rep James Clyburn, Michael Collins, and Rep Elijah Cummings.

John Lewis Good Trouble - John Lewis 1964
USA. Selma, Alabama. October 7, 1964. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organized “Freedom Day”, an attempt to get residents registered to vote. John Lewis before being arrested ©2020 Danny Lyon, supplied for use by Magnolia Pictures

John Lewis: Good Trouble had a screening at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2020. The film will be available to view at home through the usual on demand services from July 3rd, 2020.

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Colin Davies

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