Knock Down the House is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Rachel Lears.

Official trailers

Netflix on Monday, April 22, 2019 released the trailer:
Knock Down The House | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

The film follows four female Democrats who decided to run for Congress in the 2018 United States elections: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Amy Vilela of Nevada, Cori Bush of Missouri, and Paula Jean Swearengin of West Virginia. Vilela, Bush, and Swearengin lost in the primary round, but Ocasio-Cortez won the election. * Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York's 14th congressional district) * Amy Vilela (Nevada's 4th congressional district) * Cori Bush (Missouri's 1st congressional district) * Paula Jean Swearengin (Unites State Senate - West Virginia, Class 1)


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Herself - U.S. House Candidate District New York
Saikat Chakrabarti
Himself - Chief of Staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Amy Vilela
Herself - Running for Congress in Nevada's Fourth District
Keenan Korth
Himself - Campaign Manager for Amy Vilela
Joz Sida
Herself - Field Operations Director for Amy Vilela
Shannon Thomas
Herself - Fundraising Director for Amy Vilela
Cori Bush
Herself - Running for Congress in Missouri's First District
Paula Jean Swearengin
Herself - Running for Senate in West Virginia
Joe Crowley
Himself - Congressman
Isra Allison
Herself - Brand New Congress
Zoltan Boka
Himself - New York State Human Rights Commission
Ruschell Boone
Sagar Deshpande
Himself - Brand New Congress
Jozette Figueredo
Herself - Amy's Daughter
Shalynne Figueredo
Herself - Amy's Daughter (archive footage)
Jo-Ann Floyd-Whitehead
Herself - Community Organizer
Christian Omar Gonzalez
Himself (as Christian Gonzalez)
Darryl Gray
Himself - Civil Rights Veteran (as Rev. Darryl Gray)
John Iadarola
Himself - Host
Joe Manchin III
Himself - Senator of West Virginia (voice) (as Joe Manchin)
Sergio Ocasio
Himself - Father of Alexandria (archive footage)
Blanca Ocasio-Cortez
Herself - Alexandria's Mother
Gabriel Ocasio-Cortez
Himself - Alexandria's Brother
Annabel Palma
Herself - New York City Councilwoman
Nancy Pelosi
Herself - Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (archive footage)
Robert Press
Himself - Journalist
Virginia Ramos Rios
Herself - Campaign Manager Alexandria
Riley Roberts
Himself - Alexandria's Partner
April Dawn Sepanski
Herself (voice)
Mark Sepanski
Himself (voice)
Mark Allen Sepanski
Himself (voice)
Helen Jean Shrewsberry
Herself - Paula Jean's Mother
Patric Taylor
Himself - Justice Democrats
Corbin Trent
Himself - Co-Director of Justice Democrats


The film Knock Down the House was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Sundance) and on May 1, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 86 minutes.

The film had received a "PG" rating.


Knock Down the House got high rating from critics. But the audience dislikes the film.

External links

IMDB: Knock Down the House

Wikipedia: Knock Down the House

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