When Congressman John Lewis passed away on July 17, there were a lot of tributes to him. He was more than an elected official and it seemed like the few minutes on the news didn’t come close to capturing his legacy. The documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble goes deeper with the man who not only marched with Martin Luther King Jr, but spoke during the March on Washington. He didn’t back down. The film gives a stronger sense of a man who understood the struggle for equality wasn’t a one time event. Now the movie is coming to home video with the DVD and digital version arriving on September 29. There are bonus features to give even more of his life and attitude to viewers. Here’s the press release from Magnolia Home Entertainment:
JOIN THE POWERFUL MOVEMENT IN
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
Chronicling the Trailblazing Life and Impact of American Politician and Civil Rights
Leader John Lewis, the Timely Documentary Arrives On DVD and Digital on
September 29 From Magnolia Home Entertainment and Participant
“A portrait in courage that pairs the past with the present.”
– The Playlist
“A joyful, galvanizing portrait of a life radically and fully lived.”
– Entertainment Weekly
“It’s hard to … think of Lewis simply as a hero for African-Americans, or the modern
progressive movement, or card-carrying liberals. He is an American hero, full stop.”
– Rolling Stone
Director Dawn Porter takes audiences through an intimate account of legendary U.S.
Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from
the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he
was throughout his career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a
segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round trip
bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King’s closest allies.
He organized Freedom Rides that left him bloodied or jailed, and stood at the front lines in the
historic marches on Washington and Selma. He never lost the spirit of the “boy from Troy” and
called on his fellow Americans to get into “good trouble” until his passing on July 17, 2020.
The film is produced by Laura Michalchyshyn, Dawn Porter, Erika Alexander and Ben Arnon.
Executive producers include CNN Films, AGC Studios and TIME Studios. Magnolia Pictures,
Participant, CNN Films, AGC Studios present a Trilogy Films production in association with Color
Farm Media, TIME Studios, Just Films and Ford Foundation.
● Extended Interview with Elijah Cummings
● Extended Interview with Hillary Clinton
● Extended Interview with Stacey Abrams
● Extended Interviews with The Squad
● Sarah Lewis Interviews John Lewis
● Q&A With Oprah Winfrey And John Lewis
● Airport Exhibit
● National Memorial For Peace And Justice
DVD & Digital Details
Street Date: September 29, 2020
Run Time: 97 minutes
About Magnolia Home Entertainment
Part of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, Magnolia Home Entertainment is the home entertainment distribution arm of Magnolia Pictures, a leading theatrical independent film distributor for nearly 20 years. Recent releases from Magnolia Pictures include the Sundance Award-winning documentary COLD CASE HAMMARSKJOLD; MIKE WALLACE IS HERE, a timely documentary on the legendary “60 Minutes” newsman; TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM, celebrating the life and career of the trailblazing literary icon; 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner and OSCAR® nominated SHOPLIFTERS, from renowned Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda; SUPPORT THE GIRLS, Andrew Bujalski’s critically lauded film starring New York Film Critics Circle Best Actress award winner Regina Hall; Box office sensation and OSCAR-nominated RBG, award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s documentary about the consequential life and legal legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Ruben Östlund’s 2017 Cannes Palme d’Or winner and OSCAR-nominated THE SQUARE; and Raoul Peck and James Baldwin’s OSCARnominated I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO. Upcoming releases include RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS, a new documentary about the trailblazing Texas journalist that world-premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Festival Favorites Audience Award at SXSW; MISTER AMERICA, a new comedy starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington; SCANDALOUS, the thrilling origin story of the National Enquirer; Cannes Best Actress prize-winning sci-fi feature LITTLE JOE; CUNNINGHAM, director Alla Kovgan’s immersive documentary on visionary American choreographer Merce Cunningham; and Romanian crime thriller THE WHISTLERS, which world-premiered in competition at Cannes.
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