Official Trailer for Inspirational 'Knock Down the House' Doc on Netflix

April 22, 2019
Source: YouTube

Knock Down the House Trailer

"I'm running because everyday Americans deserve to be represented by everyday Americans." Netflix has unveiled a trailer the indie documentary Knock Down the House, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it won the top Audience Award: Documentary prize. This rousing, inspiring, spirited documentary is about four different women running against incumbents in the 2018 congressional election. The film closely follows: Amy Vilela from Nevada, Cori Bush from Missouri, and Paula Jean Swearengin from West Virginia. The real star of the show, however, is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York - who as we know went on to win and is already shaking things up in the House. "Knock Down the House joins these courageous women on the campaign trail as they mobilize their bases, engage voters, and fuel a movement during a historic time in American politics." This is one terrific doc that is worth your time.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Rachel Lears' doc Knock Down the House, on Netflix's YouTube:

Knock Down the House Poster

Four exceptional women mount grassroots political campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power in America. When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born had to work double shifts as a bartender 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, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her Missouri neighborhood. A coal miner’s daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry. Knock Down the House is directed by American filmmaker Rachel Lears, of the doc films Birds of Passage and The Hand That Feeds previously. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and won the Audience Award. Netflix will debut Lears' Knock Down the House in select theaters + streaming globally starting May 1st to kick off next month. Who's interested?

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Holy cow farts Batman!!

SteadyEddieTX on Apr 22, 2019


this looks great........ hahahahaha

David Delong on Apr 23, 2019


ONE MORE reason to drop my Netflix account. Who needs the useless virtue signalling PC propaganda of this pap....and they expect me to PAY for it? Someone has lost touch with reality, but then Netflix is also the entertainment business that considers Obama is worth hiring.

Ceualiok on Apr 22, 2019


Yes, someone HAS lost touch with reality... Have you ever ran for (rather than from) anything in your life? School president, classroom rep? Whether you agree with their positions or not, just the arduous task of campaigning and WINNING (you obviously haven't done that) is worth acknowledging. PC propaganda my ass. Just go back to voting against yourself, troll.

kitano0 on Apr 22, 2019


Thank you for your knee-jerk reaction, proving my point about this progressive propaganda pukefest. You're addicted to someone else thinking for you, obviously....

Ceualiok on Apr 23, 2019


That's a rich comment, "knee-jerk reaction" "someone else thinking for you" riiiight...reading you loud and clear, bud...

kitano0 on Apr 23, 2019


For good or bad, I do all my own thinking.... Wait! Did you just call me a filthy Liberal soy-boy?

Ceualiok on May 1, 2019


Wow, looks incredibly tedious and nauseatingly virtuous. And really, how are these women courageous? - don't tell me - because they are going up against an evil patriarchy that has been trying to keep them suppressed for so long...

Payne by name on Apr 22, 2019


Whoa, dude! Where's that coming from? You subscribe to the evil patriarchy that's run the show since we started walking upright?

thespiritbo on Apr 22, 2019


Well, yeah...the evil patriarchy is still trying to do it after they got elected. Unless you are stating that there isn't an evil patriarchy, which is a pathetic statement.

kitano0 on Apr 22, 2019


Well said, kitano0...thanks for joining in. I hope payne by name can handle the blowback from

thespiritbo on Apr 22, 2019


Well, a lot of these folks aren't used to people pushing back. A lot of them live in little bubbles/echo chambers that recycle their bullshit. I don't engage with them very much, but sometimes I feel I have to.

kitano0 on Apr 23, 2019


Well said and me too, but the engaging always proves to be a fruitless endeavor as my confrontation with David who doesn't even live in the U.S. denigrating AOC. Waste of breath, but heck...sometimes I feel like I have!

thespiritbo on Apr 23, 2019


Ocasio-Cortez needs to chill.

DAVIDPD on Apr 22, 2019


Why? Why would you 'instruct' her needing to chill? She scare you? You intimidated by her strength and intellect? Her being a woman and speaking out in an intelligent manner? Do you not even live in this country, David? Why the need to denigrate her on an internet comment room she won't even see?

thespiritbo on Apr 22, 2019


Triggered much, bo? No need to over react. And who cares if I live in the country or not? People can comment on whatever the hell they want to.

DAVIDPD on Apr 23, 2019


Sure they can and so can you, but commenting like you did also opens up comments in disagreement with you. Plus, this 'triggered' stuff is pretty lame and dime store psych 101, man. You seem to be a bit judgmental, bubba. First on AOC and now labeling me 'over reacting'. Neither are true, but just stemming from your distorted perceptions. You got the problem trying to suggest a woman who is much more educated than yourself and much more aware and intelligent and knowledgeable about the politics and problems in 'her' country and not your own to chill out is going to get blowback. If you can't handle the heat get out of the kitchen.

thespiritbo on Apr 23, 2019


Love you to bobo. Have a good one. Hope one day you can come off that high horse you ride so proudly.

DAVIDPD on Apr 23, 2019

19, I like the high horse rather than the low one as that's the problem we're dealing with now in this country. Lotta folks riding the low horse (Trump) and abiding in very low levels of awareness and attacking those that operate on higher levels and are progressive with new ideas and new ways of seeing things instead of being regressive and going backwards. They have courage, like AOC, and are being attacked for it by the lower consciousness folks who don't understand and are frightened by it.

thespiritbo on Apr 24, 2019


All right thanks for taking the time to explain yourself. You seem to know more than most people about this issue. I'd just appreciate you not jumping to conclusions concerning peoples' intelligence or thinking ability. Most of the time people are just trying to be funny or let off some steam. Not everything needs to be taken seriously. Especially here on the internet. Your passion is obviously real for this stuff. I can respect that. I hope you can see by my replies, that I am not some "anti" hating on people for the sake of their gender or intelligence.

DAVIDPD on Apr 24, 2019


Thanks for you excellent reply here, David. I really do appreciate it. You're right, of course, but here in America there is such an element of hate and bashing and denigrating of people like AOC whom I think is a bright, intelligent and welcome addition to our political life. The conservatives are really going crazy on AOC with really nutty and outrageous nonsense that I was reacting to your post regarding her from my experience daily here in the U.S. I'm glad you explained yourself too and we can get back on track with a mutual respect and enjoy each other's opinions and views regarding movies. Peace.

thespiritbo on Apr 25, 2019



DAVIDPD on Apr 26, 2019


"I hope you can see by my replies, that I am not some "anti" hating on people for the sake of their gender or intelligence" Yes, you absolutely are. The so called comment you left is very typical of trolling and you do it a lot here. You leave an insult about a woman with no reason why. This is nothing unusual coming from you. You never seem to leave more then a single sentence comment but you usually leave one on EVERY post. thespiritbo called you on it and you have NO response or explanation for your post. So you don't like women in politics. Explain why. Maybe you don't like women who work either. Maybe you just don't like women. That's the impression you leave when you drop a one sentence insult about a lot of people who are trying to make a difference. When someone calls you out on your hit and run post all you can defend your comment with is "chill". You don't have to tell me dave. I'm chilled already.

Charles Knowlton on Apr 26, 2019


Thanks Chucky. You seem very chill.

DAVIDPD on Apr 26, 2019


Wow! Surprised by the anger and hatred below. I'll only say I find AOC pretty impressive in these insane political days in America and stop at that. I really want to chew off a piece of Payne by name, but am going to resist!

thespiritbo on Apr 22, 2019


Not my country, but I like that new wave of politics over there ...

shiboleth on Apr 22, 2019


Its so funny these girls want to go against the Oppressive patriarchy of their country, But one of them Doesnt Wanna call a Crime Filled "Government" Like The Venezuelan a Dictatorship because its "too complicated"... is it because this usurping government is friends with The Sao Paulo Group? Or The Boston Group? Or Because they call themselves SOcialist? Yeah So Courageous, But yeah, hands off a Venezuelan Crime Filled Usurping Government that has crime, Trafficking ties with Russia, Turkey, Dubai, China, Iran, Communists from Spain, North Korea, Hezbollah, among others, exports Crime Groups Throughout All the Whole American COntinent, but yeah, leave them alone please, and just focus on the USA...

welles on Apr 25, 2019

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