John Lewis: Good Trouble, Faith & Film Event and FREE Members' Event
An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round trip bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King’s closest allies. He organized Freedom Rides that left him bloodied or jailed, and stood at the front lines in the historic marches on Washington and Selma. He never lost the spirit of the “boy from Troy” and called on his fellow Americans to get into “good trouble” until his passing on July 17, 2020.
Join us at The Gem to watch “Good Trouble” followed by a discussion led by Tim LeConey, pastor of the West Parish Congregational Church.
This movie will also be the Members FREE Event for October. Whether you are a supporting member or cinema club member, this movie will be FREE for you to attend. You do need to reserve your seat, though, since seating will be limited to 50. If we sell out quickly, we can consider a second showing. Thanks!
This is an outdoor event and is rain or shine, refunds available only if event is cancelled.
Please bring a blanket/sleeping bag and a lawn chair for your own comfort and safety. This will be held in the outdoor theater located behind The Gem. Tickets must be reserved/purchased online.