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John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020)

PG | | Documentary | 3 July 2020 (USA)
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The film explores Georgia representative's, 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration.

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Dawn Porter

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Hillary Clinton ... Self
Bill Clinton ... Self
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ... Self
Robert F. Kennedy ... Self (archive footage)
Henry Louis Gates Jr. ... Self
Nancy Pelosi ... Self
Martin Luther King ... Self (archive footage)
Malcolm X ... Self (archive footage)
Stacey Abrams ... Self
Lyndon B. Johnson ... Self (archive footage)
Cory Booker ... Self
Ilhan Omar ... Self
Jamila Thompson ... Self
John Lewis ... Self
Julian Bond ... Self (archive footage)
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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 79 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. Written by Magnolia Pictures

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Sometimes Change Calls for a Little Trouble See more »

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Rated PG for thematic material including some racial epithets/violence, and for smoking | See all certifications »

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As of his death, July 17, 2020, John Lewis was the last surviving speaker of the historic March on Washington, August 28, 1963. See more »

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While John Lewis was a lovely man, this film is a snooze
3 August 2020 | by maclockSee all my reviews

I found this film to be rather slow and plodding. It would likely have helped a great deal to focus more on the civil rights activism of John Lewis in the 1960s than on the man himself. On balance, I am quite happy to have watched John Lewis: Good Trouble, but I am unlikely to recommend it to others.


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3 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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