|May 11, 2019|
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.
This free screening is presented by Progressive Infrastructure & Technology Committee and Silicon City Hall and will feature a Q&A discussion with first time female candidates running for office in San Diego. Guests must RSVP: https://bit.ly/2GIeFLu
“Not unlike the candidates it portrays, Knock Down The House puts in the necessary work towards a payoff that earns both cheers and tears.” – TheWrap
“Ocasio-Cortez quickly, and unsurprisingly, emerges as the focus. She’s a ready-made camera presence: sharp, young, emphatic and a tremendous, blazingly confident public speaker.” – The New York Times
“A tribute to the energy of every woman who pledged that in 2018 they would make a difference.” – Variety
“Deeply personal and moving.” – RogerEbert.com
Runtime: 86 Minutes
Director: Rachel Learns, Robin Blotnick
Saturday, May 11: 5:00PM
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online.
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