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Title: Knock Down the House
Post by: toddg on May 01, 2019, 01:13:49 AM
Netflix is streaming a new documentary about four of the progressive women who challenged incumbent Democrats in the 2018 Congressional elections -- including our own AOC.

The trailer looks great:
https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/4/22/18510907/knock-down-house-netflix-trailer-ocasio-cortez

I can't wait to watch it!   If you've seen it, what did you think of it?

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Title: Re: Knock Down the House
Post by: fillmorep on May 03, 2019, 08:30:34 AM
Very touching and instructive film! I loved seeing the streets of JH on camera. And shout out to Joey the mushroom man at the farmer's market for his split-second appearance.

AOC was so smart and killer hard-working to pull this off. Yes, she had help from some organizers from a national group, and from a very supportive family and boygriend: but the obstacles were formidable. Seeing the debate where Crowley sent his Latina stand-in was so interesting--and infuriating. The other women in the film suffered heart-breaking losses but were strong even in defeat.

A really worthwhile viewing experience.

Title: Re: Knock Down the House
Post by: lmaniace on May 09, 2019, 06:28:11 PM
Thank you for the info Todd and Filmo.
AOC and Joey the Mushroom Man in one movie. Now I have to see it. I've been putting this off in favor of escapist fare on Netflix. (Can't imagine why)