ASPEN FILM, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MAGNOLIA PICTURES, PRESENTS:
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (2020)
DOCUMENTARY | 1 HR 36 MIN
“There’s nothing wrong with a little agitation for what’s right or what’s fair.” – John Lewis
Each stream is $12 and once purchased, you will have 72 hours to watch the film.
Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles 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.
“Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.” – John Lewis
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.
See below to read some very moving recent interviews with Congressman Lewis.
“The vote is precious. It’s almost sacred, so go out and vote like you never voted before.” – John Lewis