Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (TRAPPED, GIDEON’S ARMY), the documentary will premiere for television Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9:00pm Eastern and Pacific on CNN. The documentary explores the extraordinary life of the legendary civil rights activist and legislator, the now-late Rep. John R. Lewis. Porter and Laura Michalchyshyn of Trilogy Films, produced the documentary, alongside Erika Alexander and Ben Arnon of Color Farm Media.
The feature was executive produced and financed by CNN Films, AGC Studios, TIME Studios, and JustFilms/Ford Foundation. Magnolia Pictures and Participant originally distributed the film domestically, including to theaters and on demand services. JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE was also an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.
“It was such an honor to create this film alongside Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton, and Alex Hannibal, three women I admire so much. Spending a year filming with the Congressman was a thrilling experience that I will always treasure. I am so grateful that he was able to see the film before he passed, and to understand how much he was loved. I hope you will join me and get into ‘Good Trouble’ in his memory,” said director Dawn Porter.
During the Sept. 27 premiere on CNN, JOHN LEWIS: Good Trouble will stream live for subscribers via CNNgo (CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. The film will be available beginning Monday, Sept. 28, on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps. The film will encore Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9:00pm Eastern and Pacific. Following the availability on CNN, the film will stream via HBO Max, beginning Oct. 27.