Virtual Cinema “John Lewis: Good Trouble” and “One Small Step” July 5, 2020

Virtual Cinema takes you on a journey through the life of late Civil Rights icon John Lewis.

► John Lewis: Good Trouble

Declared “essential viewing” by Forbes, the new film John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles the late Georgia congressman’s more than 60 years of social activism and legislative action on voting rights, gun control, health-care reform, and immigration. Lewis’s extraordinary story is told through rare archival footage and interviews about his childhood, his family, and his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. Lewis died on July 17, 2020, at the age of 80, having served 17 terms in the House of Representatives and remaining committed to his pursuit of progressive social movements and human rights in the United States. Presented as part of the film series accompanying the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.

• John Lewis: Good Trouble WATCH (streaming through August 30) Your purchase ($12) supports the MFAH and provides access to the film for 3 days. See the Trailer

Also on tap in Virtual Cinema: exploring the creativity of 12 family-friendly animated short films.

► One Small Step

In the tradition of showing the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival and Oscar Nominees for Best Short Films, the MFAH presents One Small Step. This new compilation takes you on a roller coaster of imagination in 12 acclaimed, family-friendly animated short films. The lineup includes the Oscar-winning Bear Story and Oscar-nominated Borrowed Time, Gopher Broke, and One Small Step. Among the other titles are Achoo, After the Rain, Jubilee, Maestro, Outdoors, and Voyagers.

• One Small Step WATCH (July 8–14) Your purchase ($7.99) supports the MFAH and provides access to the film for 3 days. See the Trailer

Bear Story (left) / One Small Step (right)

UPDATE July 18, 2020
This post has been revised to reflect the July 17, 2020, passing of John Lewis.