Knock Down the House

Knock Down the House

When tragedy struck her family during the financial crisis, 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 became enraged with America's broken health care system. Cori Bush took to the streets when police shot an unarmed black man in her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching friends and family suffer and die from the effects of coal pollution. At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.

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Rachel Lears



Director: Rachel Lears
Executive Producer: Stephanie Soechtig, Kristin Lazure
Producer: Sarah Olson, Rachel Lears, Robin Blotnick
Screenwriter: Rachel Lears, Robin Blotnick
Cinematographer: Rachel Lears
Editor: Robin Blotnick
Sound Designer: Mike Frank
Music: Ryan Blotnick
Principal Cast: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Paula Jean Swearengin, Cori Bush
Additional Credits: Supervising Editor: David Teague, Additional Cinematography: David Sampliner, Additional Cinematography: Hermon Farahi, Co-Producer: Hermon Farahi, Co-Producer: Cherry Graziosi, Executive Producer: Regina K. Scully, Executive Producers: Stephanie Soechtig, Kristin Lazure


Rene Ridinger
Public Film Contact
Sarah Olson
Jubilee Films
Publicity Contact
Lauren Schwartz
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Sales Agent
Cinetic Media
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 86:16 mins