CAPA And The Lincoln Theatre Association Are Bringing Some ‘Good Trouble’ To Columbus

Photo by Derek Smith

Heroes like Representative John Lewis don’t come around every day.

The Georgia congressman was a Freedom Rider and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree who fought for social justice his whole life. John Lewis: Good Trouble celebrates Lewis’s 60-plus years of activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration through archival footage and exclusive interviews with the late Congressman.

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

CAPA and the Lincoln Theatre Association have teamed up to bring John Lewis: Good Trouble to Columbus. The film will be an online rental available through September 21. The film can be rented directly from Magnolia Pictures here for $12 and can be viewed any time between now and September 21.

The rental does come with some perks, including two exclusive extras. One is an interview between Congressman Lewis and Oprah Winfrey shortly before Lewis’s death. The other is a one-hour panel with the documentary’s director Dawn Porter and two of Lewis’s fellow Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton.

Once you’ve watched the film, you’re also invited to join in on a live, interactive panel discussing Lewis’s history and impact on social justice. The panelists will include:

  • Dawn Porter, director of John Lewis: Good Trouble
  • Ras 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
  • 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 EST on Monday, September 21, on Zoom. You can register for the panel right here, but the session is limited. If the panel is full, you can still view the discussion here.

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