John Lewis: Good Trouble – Cinema at the Museum (Black History Month) | Remai Modern
This February, Cinema at the Museum features a selection of notable documentaries highlighting the work of Black artists, thinkers and leaders. Each film is paired with a short film by a Canadian artist or filmmaker.
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 80 years old, director 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.
John Lewis: Good Trouble will be paired with Ho Che Anderson’s The Big Reset – Governance
2020, Canada, 3 minutes, PG
Criminologist and community activist Munira Abukar believes justice and equity begin in your own home and heart. Embracing the uncomfortable awakening that 2020 brought about, Abukar debunks the cozy narrative of social equality and puts her finger on the key issues needing change.
Free with admission or membership. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to guarantee your seat.
The SaskTel Theatre is sanitized between events with an electrostatic sprayer, meant for spaces that are more difficult to disinfect using traditional cleaning techniques.