Film

Knock Down the House + Q&A

Director
Rachel Lears
Certificate
12A
Running Time
86 mins

Filmmaker Rachel Lears embarked on her low-budget Netflix documentary the day after Trump’s election. Knock Down the House, which went on to win the Festival Favourite and US Documentary Audience Awards at the Sundance Film Festival, centres on four female Democrats who mount campaigns against powerful incumbents during the 2018 US midterm elections: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Amy Vilela of Nevada, Cori Bush of Missouri, and Paula Jean Swearengin of West Virginia. The quartet come from diverse backgrounds but are united by their ability to drive the Shouting Men of Social Media incandescent with rage.

This free screening by the Doc Society will be followed by a discussion. Although admission is free, you need to go here to register for tickets.

 

By robin askew, Friday, Nov 15 2019

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