Festivals, Film, News
Feb 7, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Steals the Sundance Spotlight

With the Sundance Film Festival wrapping up, one name on everyones lips is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Knock Down The House.

Sundance Film Festival features a healthy mix of narrative storytelling and documentaries in its line up every year. Almost everyone at this years festival was trying to get their hands on a screening ticket for Knock Down the House. A documentary we’re anxious ourselves to see. Directed by Rachel Lears she promises a “diversive and progressive” narrative. Ocasio-Cortez was bartending at a taqueria in Union Square before she launched her political campaign, and her social media prowess (fellow pols are afraid that she’ll mean-tweet them) have made her an object of obsession on both the right and left, catapulting her into the upper echelons of political notoriety at a head-spinning speed. Her participation in a documentary  set to make its debut Jan. 26 at the Sundance Film Festival was all the internet could talk about. Despite not making it to the festival on the documantary’s debut day, she skyped into the festival to leave the audience with her point of view on her journey. She is a fire in Washington D.C. right now and this documentary is a must watch.

Photo Credit: The Hollywood Reporter

“Early in her campaign, she decided to communicate her process to her supporters. So making a documentary dovetails with that,” — Lears says of filming Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Knock Down the House.