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Info: KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE (PG)
1 hrs, 27 mins
RELEASE:
05/01/2019
CAST:
Cori Bush, Amy Vilela, Paula Jean Swearengin, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
DIRECTOR:
Rachel Lears

TICKETS / Boston / Kendall Square Cinema

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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 for 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).

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