Knock Down the House
Voter registration and pre & post-screening poster making will be occurring in the SCA Lobby.
At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever.
January 17th, 2020 7PM
When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born 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 didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry.
At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.
They’re Democrats, but the movie should be inspiring to anyone who wishes to see firsthand the immeasurable value of good retail politics and hard work.
– Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Inquirer
Regardless of one’s partisan leanings, it’s hard to resist the dramatic momentum of these intertwined narratives.
– Peter Keough, Boston Globe
Everyone likes an underdog story, and when the underdog is as eloquent, passionate and righteous as these four women are, the final reels of this film feel like a Rocky movie.
– Jordan Hoffman, Guardian
Real to Reel Series sponsored by Andy Knight & Beau Gratzer
Knock Down the House sponsored by Amazwi / Wally Petersen & Mike Tischleder, Glenna DeJong & Marsha Caspar, Bobbie & Bob Gaunt, Garnet Lewis & Vicky Cobb, Susan Reck, Suzanne Goldstein & Dana Greenwald