A new documentary about U.S. Rep. John Lewis traces the life of the legendary civil rights activist and congressman through interviews and rare archival footage.
The film, “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” covers over 60 years of Lewis’s work as an activist and lawmaker in the Democratic party, from protesting for voting rights to calling for gun control and health care reform.
Director Dawn Porter, whose previous documentaries include “Gideon’s Army” and “Spies of Mississippi,” weaves together interviews with Lewis and his family members and footage of his social activism, which spans thousands of protests and 45 arrests in total.
She blends these two elements with insights from his colleagues in Congress and across American politics, from the late Rep. Elijah Cummings to Stacey Abrams, who detail how his experience and influence have shaped his approach to political organizing, policy, and legislation across 33 years as a U.S. representative for Georgia.
“John Lewis: Good Trouble” arrives in theaters and on demand on July 3.
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