September 21 - 30, 2020
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John Lewis: Good Trouble is 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.
1. John Lewis: Good Trouble film rental, to watch at your leisure
2. Exclusive access to a 15-minute interview between Congressman John Lewis and Oprah Winfrey: this wide ranging conversation was one of the last interviews Congressman Lewis held in his lifetime.
3. Exclusive access to a one-hour panel, recorded in July, between the film’s director, Dawn Porter, and two of the original Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton
4. Access to a panel discussion of the film, hosted by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, on Monday, September 21 at 7:00pm CST
Every purchase also includes a $5 donation to the Ordway.
This event includes a nationwide screening and panel discussion hosted by the country’s performing arts centers. The film chronicles Lewis's 60-year history as a civil rights leader and includes rare footage from his life as well as interviews with him and colleagues. Facilitated by New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the panel discussion features Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey; Dawn Porter, the film's director; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy, as well as the former Director of the Schomberg Center for Black Research and Culture; and Lonnie Bunch, head of Smithsonian Institution, who also worked with Congressman Lewis over many years to open the National Museum of African American History and Culture.