Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: John Lewis: Good Trouble

A chronicle of the life and career of the legendary civil rights advocate.

Wed Aug 19 7:30 PM

The Film

A chronicle of the life and career of the legendary civil rights advocate.

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Dawn Porter | US | 96

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, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles 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. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:00 PM
Virtual Q&A with the late Congressman John Lewis, moderated by Oprah Winfrey
Part of the Wednesday Night Movies series of free screenings presented by Queens Borough President Sharon Lee.

All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

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Venue

Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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