This is the official trailer for "Knock Down the House" At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, head over to the LaBelle Theater, at 313 D St, South Charleston, to see the first public screening in West Virginia of the Sundance Award winning documentary, “Knock Down the House.” The film follows four exceptional women as they mount grassroots campaigns- without Big Money corporate donations - against powerful incumbents in the 2018 midterm elections including New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the only one to win her campaign. Two of the candidates featured in the film, West Virginia's own Paula Jean Swearengin and Nevada’s Amy Vilela, will be present to take audience questions after the screening. Also on hand for that Q&A will be the director Rachel Lears.

The event is free, but seating is limited. You'll need to register for your free ticket on Eventbrite in order to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Local grassroots groups will have informational tables. The film starts at 7 p.m.
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This special screening is hosted by OVEC – the Huntington-based Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition. OVEC is sponsoring the screening since long-time OVEC member Paula Swearengin is one of four women featured in "Knock Down the House." Swearingen has been involved in many of OVEC’s campaigns including the movement to end mountaintop removal, and work to defend our water and curb climate change.

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