Friday Flick: Knock Down the House Friday, October 25, at 7 pm - UUSG Common Room
Follow their paths as four women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House. The movie traces the experiences of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin. Each was motivated to run by profound personal experiences. Winner of the Festival Favorite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Knock Down the House joins these women on the campaign trail as they mobilize their bases, engage voters, and build a movement during a time of historic volatility in American politics. Only one of the four – AOC – was successful. We will examine their stories to look for messages about how to run a winning campaign.