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Online Screening and Conversation: “John Lewis: Good Trouble” with Dawn Porter and Eric Holder

27 Aug
Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm
SFFILM at Home

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SFFILM, in conjunction with Covington, Participant, and Magnolia Pictures, presents an online screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble and a special conversation with director Dawn Porter and former US Attorney General and Covington Partner Eric Holder. Join us for what is sure to be an illuminating conversation about Representative Lewis’s life and legacy along with reflections on the current political climate.

This event is open to all SFFILM members. Registrants will be sent a link via email to view John Lewis: Good Trouble online via Eventive. That link will be viewable August 21–28. The live online Q&A is on Thursday, August 27 at 1:00 pm PDT.

John Lewis: Good Trouble, directed by acclaimed Bay Area 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, this documentary covers John Robert Lewis’s 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, 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.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2020

Runtime 96

Country USA

Director Dawn Porter

Producer Erika Alexander, Ben Arnon, Laura Michalchyshyn, Dawn Porter

Editor Jessica Congdon

Cinematographer Tony Hardmon, Keith Walker, Stefan Wiesen

Music Tamar-kali

Print Source Magnolia Pictures