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SUNDANCE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE ACQUIRED BY NETFLIX

11/02/2019

Hollywood, Calif., (February 7, 2019) - Netflix has acquired worldwide distribution rights to award-winning documentary Knock Down the House, which chronicles the campaigns of four female progressive candidates including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, against powerful incumbents in the 2018 midterm elections. The film is directed by Rachel Lears and produced by Lears, Robin Blotnick, and Sarah Olson.

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 didnt know what to do with the anger she felt about Americas 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, Knock Down the House follows these four women as they decide to fight back despite having no political experience, setting themselves on a grassroots journey that will change their lives and their country forever.

Hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as an extraordinary cinematic artifact and immediate and engaging by Indiewire, Knock Down the House premiered to a rapturous standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival and won the audience award in its category. Yesterday the Sundance Institute announced Knock Down the House as the winner of the Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 121 features screened at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix on the release of Knock Down the House, said director Lears, who also co-wrote the film in addition to producing. This platform will allow us to reach huge audiences worldwide, including viewers who may not usually watch independent documentaries. We're also very excited to be working with Netflix on a campaign to spark wider cultural conversations about our democracy and how it can continue to evolve.

It is a transcendent moment when skilled filmmakers are able to train their lens on a major transformation, said Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentaries for Netflix. With intimacy and immediacy, Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnik, bring viewers to the front lines of a movement, as four women find their voice, their power and their purpose, allowing all of us to witness the promise of true democracy in action.

Knock Down The House is a Jubilee Films production, in association with Atlas Films and Artemis Rising, executive produced by Regina K. Scully, and co-executive produced by Chicago Media Project and Wavelength Productions.

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ABOUT JUBILEE FILMS

Jubilee Films is the creation of New York-based documentary filmmakers Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick. The company's mission is to tell smart, nuanced, entertaining stories that transcend borders, engage audiences from all walks of life, and challenge popular assumptions. Its projects have received support from major film funders like the Sundance Institute and IDA and have won awards at festivals around the world. Recent projects include Knock Down The House, which follows the campaign of rising political star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other working class women challenging powerful political machines and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2019, and The Hand That Feeds, which opened theatrically to critical acclaim in 2015, was broadcast on PBS, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2017.

ABOUT NETFLIX

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