John Lewis Good Trouble

One Book Feature Film ~ John Lewis: Good Trouble

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Thousands of protests. 45 arrests. 33 years in Congress. Sometimes change calls for a little trouble.

See the new documentary film in Bud Werner Library's special virtual screening room, August 14-September 14, as part of One Book Steamboat.

John Lewis: Good Trouble is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter. It premiered at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, chronicling the life and career of John Lewis, the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. Using interviews and rare archival footage, the film 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 recent interviews with Lewis, who died July 17, 2020 at 80 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.

Bonus content!

  • Included with your purchase and immediately following the feature film, there’s a pre-recorded discussion between Congressman Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed in June and available exclusively for virtual cinema engagement with the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary and could not be more relevant.
  • Meet the Filmmaker! Stream an amazing 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. Click here to watch.

How to watch John Lewis: Good Trouble

Click on the button above to access Bud's virtual screening room for John Lewis: Good Trouble. The cost for Bud patrons to unlock the film is $6.99 -- and your ticket price is helping support scholarship viewings for members of the community who need financial assistance to view the documentary. Bud's window for viewing is August 14-September 14, and you can view it on the device of your choice. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

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Good Trouble Scholarships

Is the price tag to watch John Lewis: Good Trouble a burden for you and your family right now? As the community purchases tickets, the Library is able to offer limited need-based scholarships for access to the film. If you're interested in a Good Trouble Scholarship, please email and let us know what excites you about seeing this documentary.

Run Time: 

96 minutes
"Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America."
John Lewis, 2020 on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

One Book Steamboat

This is a featured event to enhance the 2020 ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT cross-generational community reading of the antiracist works of Ibram X. Kendi, because change demands community-wide education, introspection & action.