“Knock Down The House” – Virtual Film Discussion

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7:00 PM, Thursday, September 17, 2020
Location: Online Event (click for map)

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.

The film is available through Netflix or on YouTube (https://youtu.be/YCSo2hZRcXk).  Please watch the film on your own, then join the panel discussion with Meaningful Movies in Kirkland on Thursday, September 17 at 7pm.

Our special guest for the discussion
is Shelley Kloba, Representative, 1st Legislative District.  

To register for the discussion, please follow this link.  You will receive a link to the discussion meeting by return email.

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 86 Minutes

Director: Rachel Lears

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