Movie Night: “Knock Down the House”

Political Theater Bonus: Episode 68

Political Theater host Jason Dick discusses the documentary "Knock Down the House" with director Rachel Lears, middle, and Amy Vilela. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

If you listen to this podcast, you know Jason Dick loves movies, especially if they relate to politics. So on occasion, we’re going to bring you conversations with directors and actors — and even some movie reviews — for all the political movie-lovers out there. In this episode, we talk with Rachel Lears, director of the Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House,” which profiles four congressional challengers in 2018 and how they fared (spoiler alert: one of them is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). Lears and one of the candidates, Amy Vilela, discuss the movie, how campaigns work and the relationships that developed along the way in this bonus episode of Political Theater. 

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