Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

John Lewis: Good Trouble

If you missed it at the drive-in, we have good news. You can pre-order the film before its release date on July 3. Sidewalk receives a portion of proceeds from every rental.


Directed by Dawn Porter
Rated PG
Run time 1 hour 36 minutes
Documentary film


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 present-day interviews with Lewis, now 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.


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, and could not be more relevant.


Additionally, on 7/9 all ticket-buyers are welcome to stream a live panel discussion presented by the Freedom Rides Museum of Montgomery, Alabama, featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton in conversation with director Dawn Porter. In partnership with the Capri Theater. The live panel begins at 8pm EST / 5pm PST and will also be archived to watch afterward.


CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FILM (Sidewalk gets a portion of the proceeds!)


If you need tech support help for this title, please check out Eventive’s tech support page.

Check out Participant’s page for more ways to get involved.


August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

More info