The 2020 Poe Film Festival will end its November event with an inspiring documentary based upon the courageous and iconic life of John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, who passed away on July 17.
In association with Magnolia Pictures, we are proud to feature “John Lewis: Good Trouble” as the closing night film on November 15.
Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.
Using 2020 interviews with Lewis, director Dawn 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.
We are honored to present this emotional and thought-provoking documentary as our Closing Night Film.
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