Aug 19-CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
John Lewis: Good Trouble | Milk
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE Double Feature
Drama, Biography & Documentary
John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020, 1h 36 mins, rated PG-13, directed by Dawn Porter) is a worthy tribute to an inspiring activist and public servant. Using interviews and rare archival footage, the film chronicles Lewis' 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_oEkOdIXdo
Milk (2008, 2h 8 mins, rated R, directed by Gus Van Sant) is a triumphant account of America's first openly gay man elected to public office. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swr2G8fsKn4
Illustration by Brenden Black.
This double feature is programmed in support of Black Lives Matter and Minden Pride Week.