Playhouse Square invites you to join in a nationwide watch, in collaboration with more than 60 of the nation’s arts and cultural institutions, of the riveting new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, which looks at the impact of Lewis’s life and work. Playhouse Square audiences can rent the film directly from Magnolia Pictures for $12, then take part in a live virtual conversation about John Lewis’s remarkable legacy. $5 from each rental comes back to Playhouse Square as a donation.
The film celebrates Lewis’s 60-plus years of activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform, and immigration, through rare archival footage and exclusive interviews with the late Congressman.
This special rental of the documentary includes two extra features: Film of an interview Congressman Lewis gave to Oprah Winfrey shortly before his death earlier this year, as well as a one-hour panel, recorded in July, between the documentary’s director, Dawn Porter, and two of Lewis’s fellow original Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton.
After screening the film, you are invited to join in a live, interactive online panel discussion about Lewis’s history and impact on the social justice struggles of today. Panelists include Dawn Porter, the film’s director, Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, NJ, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project, and Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution -- who worked extensively with Lewis to establish the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The free virtual conversation takes place at 7 PM on Monday, September 21 on Zoom. Registration is available below.
Streaming now through September 21
September 21 at 7 PM