The Academy announced shortlists for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories including Documentary Feature, International Feature Film, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.
Knock Down the House (2019)
NAME OF FILM: KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE
DIRECTOR(S): Rachel Lears
STARRING: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Crowley
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Knock Down the House captures AOC’s historic campaign in vivid detail, following her all the way from the ice machine of the bar she worked at to the steps of the US Capitol. Along the way, we also hear the stories of several other long shots that dared to take on the establishment in the 2018 midterms. Beware: the ending might provoke your best happy-crying face. Because more than anything, this inspiring journey reminds us that no matter how unlikely or inexperienced you are, if you’re ready to work your tail off, you can bring real change to this country.
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Knock Down the House which chronicles the campaigns of four female progressive candidates including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been acquired by Netflix and is expected to debut on the streaming network later this year.
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