Knock Down the House
Co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image and Rooftop Films
With director Rachel Lears in person
Please note: This free outdoor screening takes place at Lawrence Virgilio Playground in Windmuller Park, 52 St between 39 Rd and 39 Dr in Woodside, Queens
Dir. Rachel Lears. 2018, 86 mins. A Netflix Original Documentary. This rousing documentary follows four extraordinary women—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin—who take on the congressional establishment by mounting grassroots campaigns to tip the balance of power in Washington. Winner of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favorite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, 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.
7:00 p.m. Doors open (Enter at 52 Street and 39 Drive)
8:15 p.m. Film begins
9:45 p.m. Discussion with director Rachel Lears
Free admission. Seating is first come, first served. RSVP recommended but not required.