Tue. October 27, 2020 @ 18:00 PDT

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Dawn Porter
Laura Michalchyshyn, Erika Alexander, Ben Arnon
Magnolia Pictures, Participant



Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles John Robert 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, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

Digital conversation with Director Dawn Porter, moderated by Jazz Tangcay, Artisans Editor at VarietyClosed-captioned and ASL interpreted.

Event participant bio

Dawn Porter, Director

Dawn Porter is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has appeared on HBO, PBS, Discovery, and Netflix among other national and global platforms. She is currently directing and executive producing an Apple TV multi-part documentary series with Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, which focuses on both mental illness and mental well-being. Other current projects include John Lewis: Good Trouble (Magnolia Pictures), which explores Congressman John Lewis’ pivotal role in the Civil Rights movement and his life of political and social activism; and The Way I See It (Focus Features) about photojournalist Pete Souza, who served as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Barack Obama and previously as an Official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan.