Sundance: Netflix Circling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doc 'Knock Down the House'

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The film centers on four women trying to topple incumbents in the 2018 midterms.

Netflix is circling Knock Down the House, the Sundance documentary that tracked four women running for Congress in 2018, including now-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York).

The feature follows Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearengin as they join a movement of insurgent candidates trying to topple incumbents in an electric primary race for Congress. (Ocasio-Cortez won her race and has since become an outspoken voice among the young Democrats in Congress.) 

Rachel Lears directed the film and produced with Sarah Olson and Robin Blotnick.

Fellow streamers Apple and Amazon also showed interest in Knock Down the House, which screened in the fest's U.S. documentary competition. 

Cinetic Media is negotiating the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.