Netflix drops trailer for the upcoming political documentary, Knock Down the House featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other history-making women.
Netflix dropped the trailer for its upcoming release of the powerful documentary Knock Down The House that was directed, produced and shot by former Sundance creative producing fellow, Rachel Lears. The film follows four progressive women running for political office in the 2018 elections. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the helm of this film but she is not the only impressive woman who is followed.
Premiering at the 2019 Sundance film festival in January where it won the “Festival Favorite” award. Opening to rave reviews and buzz, shortly after Sundance, Netflix paid an incredible $10 million dollars for it! This is practically unheard of in the documentary genre which normally sees much less public excitement and money for films.
Between the film festival buzz and high payout from Netflix, what can you hope to see in this documentary when it drops on May 1?
Check out the trailer below!
As you can see, it doesn’t just follow Ocasio-Cortez, the other women are Cori Bush, Amy Vilela and Paula Jean Swearengin. All four of these women were inspired to run for office due to the things they personally went through and felt needed change. They all come from different backgrounds and areas of the country but all have the same basic ideals and refuse PAC donations.
The film follows these women through the 2018 election and it is emotional, powerful and eye-opening. Regardless of politics, these are women who are the working class average American and decided that enough was enough. The film is less about politics than it is about the average American standing up and speaking for their fellow citizens and themselves.
If you want to see a young bartender from New York, the daughter of a West Virginia coal miner, a heartbroken mother from Nevada, and a registered nurse from Missouri, go from everyday American to political candidate, this is your film. Check out the trailer below.
What do you think? Do you plan to watch Knock Down the House?