“John Lewis: Good Trouble” film about Congressman John Lewis




STARTS STREAMING FRIDAY, JULY 3 FOR $12 at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

“Once you purchase an “e-ticket” you will be sent a link & password to view the film. The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch John Lewis: Good Trouble for 48 hours after you receive a link via email. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles 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 79 years old, filmmaker Dawn 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. (Dir. by Dawn Porter, 2020, USA, 90 mins., Rated PG)”

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Carolyn’s note: CD 5 Congressman John Lewis of Georgia has served since Jan. 1987, is now 80 years old.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Sad news tonight as media outlets are reporting the death of Congressman John Lewis, making this film even more timely. R.I.P Congressman, who marched with MLK.

    • I was really hoping that Rep. Lewis would live past the November election to witness the end of Trump.

      He was truly an extraordinary man, courageous, compassionate, and genuinely kind. His exemplary life will always inspire us to do better.

      • Right Liza, too bad he had cancer and died before Nov. 3rd, as his strong voice was needed in D.C. Amazing that he marched with MLK and lived to 80 to remind us what that was like back in the 1960’s. R.I.P. Congressman Lewis.

        • At least there was moral leadership back then, it was not as rare as it is today and mostly because of the Civil Rights Movement.

          MLK’s assassination and the escalation in Vietnam brought that era to a premature end, unfortunately.

          Vietnam is where we lost our way. I don’t think very many Americans understand that.

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