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John Lewis: Good Trouble

Tuesday, September 22 at 7pm

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (TRAPPED, GIDEON’S ARMY), chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia.

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles John Robert 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.

John Lewis with fellow protestors at Edmund Pettus Bridge

Experience the Virtual Screening

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE is being virtually hosted by Magnolia Pictures. Tickets for the screening will be made available soon. 

On Tuesday, September 22, following the film a Zoom discussion will be held. All patrons are encouraged to attend.

This film is sponsored in part by the following organizations from Hobart and William Smith Colleges:

  • Office of Student Affairs
  • Media and Society Program
  • HWS Votes
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning
Tickets:coming soon
Runtime:1h 36m
Theatrical one-sheet for JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE