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DISTRIBUTOR: Magnolia Pictures | PLATFORM: Eventive
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Want to host a discussion of JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE in your social or professional circles? Use this Racial Justice and Voting Rights Discussion guide from Participant Media. Check out Participant’s digital hub for more resources, including information on voter suppression, voting rights in America, and voter registration efforts.

Locally, we encourage you to get to know The Equity Alliance, an organization carrying on John Lewis' fight for Black empowerment and civic engagement. The Equity Alliance is making “good trouble” in Tennessee, most recently suing (and winning) so that all Tennesseans can request absentee ballots in the upcoming elections due to COVID-19.  For more information on The Equity Alliance, or to get involved by donating or volunteering, check out their website.

About The Equity Alliance: The Equity Alliance proactively advocates for African Americans and other communities of color to have a fair and just opportunity at realizing the American dream. They are a Nashville-based 501(c)3 nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that seeks to equip citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process and empower them to take action on issues affecting their daily lives. They believe in using voting power as a weapon in the fight for social and economic justice.

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 79 years old, the film explores his childhood experiences, his early actions in Nashville while studying at Fisk, and his role as a nationally recognized figure with a lifetime of activism and leadership.  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 Lewis’ life.

“Emphasizes the consistency with which Lewis has fought the establishment and combated racism through some of the tumultuous moments in American history…there can be no doubt that John Lewis is the movie star of the summer.” —Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“Essential viewing… Porter has created a film that can be shared with the entire family and that can inspire meaningful conversations during this historic and unprecedented moment.” —Risa Sarachan, Forbes

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

Beyond the synopses, trailers and review links on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense MediaIMDb and as well as through general internet searches.

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