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Magic Lantern to stream ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

Beginning Friday, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” will be available to stream through the Magic Lantern Theatre website at All proceeds will benefit the Spokane NAACP.

The film uses interviews and rare archival footage to chronicle the social activism and legislative action on Civil Rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform and immigration Rep. Lewis has engaged in for more than 60 years.

The film also details Lewis’ childhood experiences, family and meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. The film, directed by Dawn Porter, also includes interviews with political leaders, congressional colleagues and others who play major parts in Lewis’ life.

Immediately after the film, there will be a pre-recorded talk between Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, which was filmed recently and made available for virtual cinema and in-theater screenings of the film.

On Thursday, ticket buyers will be able to stream a live-panel discussion featuring Freedom Riders Bernard Lafayette and Rip Patton and Porter presented by the Freedom Rides Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The panel begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be archived to watch afterward.

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