‘Knock Down The House’ isn’t the typical political documentary — and that’s good
Knock Down The House is the embodiment of empowering filmmaking. Director Rachel Lears follows women who made headlines in the 2018 midterm elections, challenging long-term incumbents with their progressive ideas.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the face of the documentary, as filmmakers follow her impassioned fight against Joseph Crowley, then the No. 4 Democrat in the U.S. House. Given her stardom, Ocasio-Cortez is ostensibly the focus of the film. But the film also follows three other female candidates who, despite