Feature Film Program

Knock Down the House

Museum of the Moving Image and Rooftop Films present a special free community sneak preview screening of Netflix’s original documentary Knock Down the House, featuring a post-show Q&A with director Rachel Lears!

Sat Apr 27 7:00 PM

The Film

Knock Down the House

Rachel Lears | US | 86

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.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open
8:15 PM
Film Begins
9:45 PM
Q&A with director Rachel Lears
Limited chairs will be available on a first come, first served basis. Feel free to bring your own blankets to sit on otherwise! RSVP recommended but not required. In the event of rain, the screening will be rescheduled for a later date.


Lawrence Virgilio Playground in Windmuller Park

52 St., Woodside Ave. bet. 39 Rd. and 39 Dr., Queens, NY 11377

venue on Google Map

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