John Lewis: Good Trouble - Virtual Cinema PAC's

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Join us for a nationwide watch of John Lewis: Good Trouble, uniting audiences from more than 50 nonprofit arts organizations around the country, to reflect on the life and work of Congressman John Lewis. After renting the film, tune into a live virtual panel on Monday, September 21, @7PM featuring Dawn Porter, the film’s director, Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark, NJ, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project, and Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, as well as other national leaders in politics and civil rights, to talk about Representative Lewis’s legacy of fearless protest and how we can keep his campaign for justice alive. 


Register for the Zoom discussion here. (Interactive Zoom session is limited to 10,000 participants; if the panel is full, you can still watch the discussion on NJPAC’s Facebook Live feed at facebook.com/njpac.)


Panel produced by New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ.

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, and celebrates his 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform, and immigration. Featuring both rare archival footage and exclusive interviews with the late Congressman, 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 figured prominently in his life.


Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary. All ticket-buyers are welcome to stream an amazing free panel discussion hosted by the Freedom Rides Museum and featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton in conversation with director Dawn Porter. The video can be accessed through the ticketing link and here: https://watch.eventive.org/johnlewis/play/5ef393084a69410069af5fb8/5ef39439eba45d006af7d262


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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Dawn Porter
  • Producer
    Laura Michalchyshyn, Dawn Porter, Erika Alexander and Ben Arnon