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Knock Down The House

Directed by: Rachel Lears | 2019 | 1h 26m | Unrated

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Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power.

When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender 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, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner’s daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry.

Winner of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favorite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Knock Down the House joins these courageous women on the campaign trail as they mobilize their bases, engage voters, and fuel a movement during a historic time in American politics. Directed by Rachel Lears (The Hand that Feeds); written by Lears and Robin Blotnick (The Hand that Feeds); and produced by Lears, Blotnick, and Sarah Olson (Fed Up). Score by Ryan Blotnick (The Hand that Feeds).”

POST-FILM DISCUSSION – Saturday, May 4th
Join us
on Saturday, May 4th after the 1:00pm screening for an engaging discussion featuring bold women in politics. Former candidates, current candidates, and politicos discuss the good, the bad, and the patriarchy of the political arena, through the lens of gender, race, and KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE.




• Emma Collum – Chair of Ruth’s List Broward

Emma Collum Esq. is an attorney and community activist. She is the Founder & President of Womens March Florida, Chair of Ruth’s List Broward, Supervisor of Broward Soil & Water Conservation, and recent candidate for Florida House of Representatives. She enjoys dogs, gender equity, time management, and coffee.

• Nancy Metayer – Former Candidate, Coral Springs Mayor

Nancy Metayer is a storied community organizer and former member of the Broward County Soil and Water Conservation District. With a decade of public service experience, leading on issues ranging from environmental advocacy to disaster relief, Nancy has a record for championing community resilience and building pipelines for access and equity. Most recently, Nancy was a Mayoral candidate for Coral Springs in the March 2019 special election. Currently, Nancy leads a long-term strategy initiative, Florida Disaster Preparedness Plan (FDPP), which focuses on building disaster and community resilience in vulnerable neighborhoods across the state of Florida.

• Lindsay Pollard – Campaign Fundraising Consultant

Lindsay Pollard works as the Finance Consultant with Diverse Strategy Group (DSG). DSG’s clients have included Shevrin Jones for State Senate, Emma Collum for State House and Renee Gordon for Circuit Court Judge. In 2018, Lindsay was Andrew Gillum’s deputy finance director for his gubernatorial bid. Prior to co-founding DSG, Lindsay has worked as a finance consultant for Broward County (Fla.) Commissioner Dale Holness’ re-election campaign, Sandra Ruiz for (Doral) Mayor and the Broward Democratic Party. She had also served as the Finance Director for Randy Perkins for Congress, Annette Taddeo for Congress and the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. In 2014, she served as regional finance director for Charlie Crist for Governor.

“Any way you slice it, and even if you’re not entirely in agreement with the various subjects’ positions on Medicare for all or the Green New Deal, this film is a winner by a landslide.”

“Beyond Ocasio-Cortez and her magnetism, we may look back at “Knock Down the House” years from now as a nascent document of the beginnings of a groundswell in American politics.”

“Rachel Lears’ Knock Down the House is a fun, emotionally powerful, inspiring look at the incredible wave of would-be politicians that sought, in 2018, to challenge status quo Democrats and enact meaningful change.”