Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Feb 10 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Feb 12 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Feb 12 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Feb 14 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Feb 15 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Music Documentary
Release Year:2022
Run Time:73 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ethan Coen


“Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind” is an electrifying glimpse into the complex life and thrilling, unparalleled performances of rock and roll's first and wildest practitioner: Jerry Lee Lewis.

The archival music documentary presents its subject as an enigma and a force of nature, a rock ’n’ roller whose passion and demons fueled his volcanic music.

For his first solo directing project, Ethan Coen draws from existing interviews and performance footage to create a portrait of what is so mythic about the 86-year-old legend — and also what remains so vexing. Still, Coen reserves judgement, the collected materials serving as a testament to Lewis’ unapologetic resilience.

The film lets Lewis speak for himself, selecting filmed interviews he has given at different stages of his career to form the story’s spine. These segments are combined with performance clips as we see Lewis at varying ages doing fiery renditions of “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, “Great Balls Of Fire” and other hits.