John Lewis: Good Trouble

Times:

  • July 3 through July 31

Where:

  • Virtual Screening

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents the Virtual Cinema engagement of the documentary “John Lewis: Good Trouble.” Featuring interviews and rare archival footage, the film looks at the Georgia congressman’s sixty-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration. Director Dawn Porter, who also directed “Trapped” and “Gideon’s Army,” uses present day interviews to explore Lewis’ childhood experiences and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to interviews with Lewis’ family, Porter’s film also includes interviews with congressional colleagues and others who are inspirational in his life.

Director: Dawn Porter
USA • 96 minutes • PG
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Post-Screening Discussion

Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed in May 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.

Screening Sponsor

The California Advocate Newspaper

Community Partners

Black Lives Matter Fresno
Fresno Center for Nonviolence
Peace Fresno
uSpark Valley

THIS IS A VIRTUAL SCREENING

Once rented, you have access to the film for 30 days. Once you start to watch the film, you have 72 hours to complete it.

Please Note

To our loyal members, sponsors, and volunteers:
Due to differences in distribution terms for virtual streaming engagements, we are unfortunately not able to honor comp tickets for this program. Comp tickets will be honored at future programs. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Reviews

"John Lewis: Good Trouble is absolutely inspiring." — Marc Bernardin, Entertainment Weekly
"Lewis was fighting for America’s future long before any recent conflicts, and the documentary makes a welcome case for keeping hope alive." — Eric Kohn, indieWire
"John Lewis: Good Trouble is absolutely inspiring." — Marc Bernardin, Entertainment Weekly
"Lewis was fighting for America’s future long before any recent conflicts, and the documentary makes a welcome case for keeping hope alive." — Eric Kohn, indieWire

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