The new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble follows the Georgia congressman’s 60-plus year fight for equal rights.
Lewis says during a speech in the trailer, “When you see something that is not right, not fair, no just, say something, do something, get in trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble.”
The movie from filmmaker Dawn Porter uses present-day interviews with Lewis, and explores his childhood experiences, his family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film includes conversations with political leaders, members of Congress, and other people who figure prominently in Lewis’ life.
Executive producers on the film include Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann for Participant; Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton for CNN Films; Ian Orefice and Mike Beck for TIME Studios; Stuart Ford for AGC Studios, and Rachel Traub.
Magnolia Pictures and Participant will release John Lewis: Good Trouble in select theaters and on-demand July 3.
Watch the trailer above