Knock Down The House Knock Down The House

Community Screening at Miami University

Please join us for a free screening of Knock Down the House, which follows the stories of four women who run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. This showing is part of Miami University’s Citizenship and Democracy Week. Watch the trailer at

Screening dates and locations are subject to change, so we encourage you to reach out to the host to confirm event details before attending.

Host & Event Details

Miami University Host
Sep 18 2019 Date
6:30pm Time
Miami University Regionals Hamilton Downtown Center Location
221 High Street Hamilton, Ohio 45011 United States Address

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The Story

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.

Meet The Filmmakers

Jubilee Films Enterprise Documentary Fund Gucci Chicago Media Project Solidaire Threshold Foundation Perspective Atlas Films Artemisrising Foundation Doc Society Tribeca Film Institute Oath The Puffin Foundation IFP