Staff Report

South Florida’s major arts venues are joining others in nationwide special virtual screenings of the powerful new documentary “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” followed by a live virtual panel discussion, Sept. 21.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach are joining more than 50 nonprofit arts organizations in unprecedented reflection on Lewis’ life and legacy.

The film chronicles Lewis’ 60-year history as a civil rights leader, and includes rare footage from his life, interviews with him and colleagues, and exclusive access to some of Lewis’ final interviews.


Audiences are invited to first rent and watch the riveting documentary, at their convenience, before taking part in the live virtual panel discussion on Sept. 21.

The cost to rent the film from Magnolia Pictures is $12, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the centers’ charitable efforts. The rental includes exclusive access to two other videos: an interview Lewis gave to Oprah Winfrey shortly before his death, as well as a panel recorded in July with the film’s director, Dawn Porter, and two of the original Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton.

The live virtual panel on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. is included with every film rental and features, among others, director Porter; Ras J. Baraka, mayor of Newark, NJ; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, profes-

sor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project; and Lonnie G. Bunch III, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

United States Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) will provide opening remarks.


To rent and watch the film, and then join audiences around the country for the Sept. 21 live virtual presentation, visit:

Arsht Center:

Broward Center:

Kravis Center: