On this week’s podcast, we’re sharing the Q&A from last week’s opening night screening of Knock Down the House, Rachel Lears’s remarkable documentary following four female politicians as they challenged local Democratic incumbents in the 2018 midterm elections. Featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Paula Jean Swearengin and Amy Vilela, Knock Down the House is an emotional portrait of the changing profile of America’s political hopefuls. 

The film is now playing daily here at Film at Lincoln Center through Thursday. Click here for showtimes and tickets. Director Rachel Lears and editor Robin Blotnick joined Karen James from The BBC for a Q&A after last week’s premiere screening. 

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