Hirschfield International Film Series to screen John Lewis film
The Hirschfield International Film Series will screen “John Lewis: Good Trouble” on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. Registration is required and there is a 24-hour window to watch this free film from your own home since Middlebury College is still closed to visitors. Register at middlebury.edu/academics/fmmc/hirschfield/2020-2021.
“John Lewis: Good Trouble,” directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (“Trapped, “Gideon’s Army”), chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. Using interviews and rare archival footage, This film follows John Robert Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues and other people who figure prominently in his life.