‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ Takes Center Stage on Digital Sept. 27, Disc Sept. 29



Chronicling the Trailblazing Life and Impact of American Politician and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis, the Timely Documentary Arrives On Digital September 27 and On DVD September 29 From Magnolia Home Entertainment and Participant

“A portrait in courage that pairs the past with the present.” – The Playlist

“A joyful, galvanizing portrait of a life radically and fully lived.” – Entertainment Weekly

“It’s hard to think of Lewis simply as a hero for African-Americans, or the modern progressive movement, or card-carrying liberals. He is an American hero, full stop.” – Rolling Stone

Helmed by celebrated filmmaker Dawn Porter, (“Gideon’s Army”), the remarkable story of Rep. John Lewis’ lifetime of social activism takes center stage as John Lewis: Good Trouble arrives on DVD and Digital September 29 from Magnolia Home Entertainment and Participant. The powerful new documentary follows the revolutionary life of Rep. John Lewis with poignant fortitude exemplifying a life well lived in defense of civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform and immigration.

Told using rare archival footage and new  interviews with Lewis, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family, and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1957. A progressive hero, the lasting impact of Rep. John Lewis’ lifetime battle for the rights of the oppressed are immortalized in this timely and moving documentary that shows what can be accomplished with a little bit of “good trouble.”

John Lewis: Good Trouble will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $26.98, and available on Digital via Apple TV, Google Play, Prime Video, FandangoNOW and more on September 29.


Director Dawn Porter takes audiences through an intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round trip bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King’s closest allies. He organized Freedom Rides that left him bloodied or jailed, and stood at the front lines in the historic marches on Washington and Selma. He never lost the spirit of the “boy from Troy” and called on his fellow Americans to get into “good trouble” until his passing on July 17, 2020.

The film is produced by Laura Michalchyshyn, Dawn Porter, Erika Alexander and Ben Arnon. Executive producers include CNN Films, AGC Studios and TIME Studios. Magnolia Pictures, Participant, CNN Films, AGC Studios present a Trilogy Films production in association with Color Farm Media, TIME Studios, Just Films and Ford Foundation.

Special Features

Additional Interviews

  • Extended Interview with Elijah Cummings

  • Extended Interview with Hillary Clinton

  • Extended Interview with Stacey Abrams

  • Extended Interviews with The Squad

  • Sarah Lewis Interviews John Lewis

Additional Scenes

  • Airport Exhibit

  • National Memorial For Peace And Justice

Q&A With Oprah Winfrey And John Lewis

DVD & Digital Details

Digital EST: September 27, 2020

DVD Street Date: September 29, 2020

Run Time: 97 minutes

Rating: PG

SRP: $26.98

Catalog: 11699

Film Site: https://www.johnlewisgoodtrouble.com/

Trailer: https://www.johnlewisgoodtrouble.com/videos/

Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @JohnLewisDoc

Official Hashtag: #JohnLewisIsGoodTrouble



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