Representative John Lewis has been in the news for the last several years for his battles with the President. The Congressman from Georgia refuses to back down from the Tweetstorm. And why would he? He’s dealt with so much in his 80 years. For those unsure of his path, John Lewis: Good Trouble marks his journey from growing up the son of sharecroppers to battles during the Civil Rights movement as a Freedom Rider to being elected in the ’80s. The film lets you glimpse why he won’t back down. John Lewis: Good Trouble opens Friday (July 3) in theaters and Video On Demand. Here’s the press release from Magnolia Pictures and Participant:
Magnolia Pictures and Participant will release JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE in theaters and on demand FRIDAY July 3, 2020.
Directed by Dawn Porter
Produced by Laura Michalchyshyn, Dawn Porter, Erika Alexander and Ben Arnon
Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann for Participant; Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton for CNN Films; Ian Orefice and Mike Beck for TIME Studios; Stuart Ford for AGC Studios, and Rachel Traub.
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.
Joe Corey is the writer and director of "Danger! Health Films" currently streaming on Night Flight and Amazon Prime. He's the author of "The Seven Secrets of Great Walmart People Greeters." This is the last how to get a job book you'll ever need. He was Associate Producer of the documentary "Moving Midway." He's worked as local crew on several reality shows including Candid Camera, American's Most Wanted, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ESPN's Gaters. He's been featured on The Today Show and CBS's 48 Hours. Dom DeLuise once said, "Joe, you look like an axe murderer." He was in charge of research and programming at the Moving Image Archive.
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