Knock Down the House trailer: Sundance winner comes to Netflix
Netflix has released the official trailer for the award-winning documentary film Knock Down the House, offering us our first look at the campaign journeys of four female progressive candidates including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, against powerful incumbents in the 2018 midterm elections. The documentary will be available for streaming on May 1, exclusively on Netflix. Check out the video below!
When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry. At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, Knock Down the House follows these four women as they decide to fight back despite having no political experience, setting themselves on a grassroots journey that will change their lives and their country forever.
Knock Down The House is directed by Rachel Lears and produced by Lears, Robin Blotnick, and Sarah Olson. It is a Jubilee Films production, in association with Atlas Films and Artemis Rising, executive produced by Regina K. Scully, and co-executive produced by Chicago Media Project and Wavelength Productions.
Knock Down the House premiered to a rapturous standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival and won the audience award in its category. Yesterday the Sundance Institute announced Knock Down the House as the winner of the Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 121 features screened at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
The film will have its theatrical release in selected theaters on May 1.