Knock Down the House

Four working-class women take on powerful incumbents in Congress

2019 | Rating: NR

KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE follows a young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada and a registered nurse in Missouri as they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. They all understood that their lives were affected by politics, but as they dug deeper into the obstacles their families and communities faced, each discovered a brick wall: the influence of lobbyists and corporations on our political system. Without political experience or corporate money, these four working-class women attempted to do what many consider impossible — until one of them pulled off the most shocking political upset in recent American history. KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE premieres at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Director/Producer: Rachel Lears; Producers: Sarah Olson, Robin Blotnick; Featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Sundance Film Festival 2019: Grand Jury Prize – Documentary (nomination)