'Knock Down the House' trailer: Inspiring doc traces AOC campaign

Grant Boone
April 24, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday that the special counsel's report is a clear invitation to Congress to impeach President Trump - and she's climbing on board the effort.

"Knock Down the House", better known as the AOC documentary, has a trailer and a premiere date.

Aside from the 29-year-old Congresswoman, the doc tells the campaign stories of Amy Vilela in Nevada, Cori Bush in Missouri, and Paula Jean Swearengin in West Virginia as they aim to rally their communities and breathe new life into America's bureaucratic, male-dominated political landscape.

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"If I was a rational person, I would have dropped out of this race a long time ago", the Congresswoman from NY says at the trailer's opening, best illustrating what her entire political career has become: a series of irrationalities sandwiched between nonsensical proposals. "I just don't want let them down".

The documentary, victor of the Festival Favorite Audience Award at Sundance in February, will debut on Netflix on May 1. "It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, promising to sign on to impeachment proceedings led by fellow freshman Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib of MI. Yesterday the Sundance Institute announced Knock Down the House as the victor of the Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 121 features screened at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlain - and a certain ex-bartender from the Bronx who's among the subjects of Knock Down the House, which now has its first trailer. Directed by Rachel Lears (The Hand that Feeds); written by Lears and Robin Blotnick (The Hand that Feeds); and produced by Lears, Blotnick, and Sarah Olson (Fed Up).

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix on the release of Knock Down the House", said Lears. "We're also very excited to be working with Netflix on a campaign to spark wider cultural conversations about our democracy and how it can continue to evolve".

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