Reel Women in Film: Knock Down the House

Texas Spirit Theater | NR | 96 min. | Documentary

May 22, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the documentary film Knock Down the House.

Knock Down the House is a documentary that focuses on the story of four women amongst the record number of women who ran for the United States Congress in 2018.

Event Details

In the year 2018, the United States experienced a wellspring of female identifying candidates who became politically motivated and involved within their local communities and on a country-wide level. Knock Down the House keys in on four amongst many women who stood out.

This screening is part of Reel Women in Film, a film series that highlights the filmic works of women in front of or behind the camera. In its second season, focus will be on ideas of empowerment seen through the lens of fashion and activism. Additionally, we will look at those within the field of filmmaking that are in the periphery, the costume designers. This evening's program is shown in conjunction with our Sister Suffragists exhibition, celebrating the suffrage centennial. This program includes a film screening and Q&A with film subject Amy Viela, film subject Cori Bush via video chat and guest moderator, Director of Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman's University, Nancy Bocskor. Come early and explore the 2nd floor Sister Suffragists exhibit, and enjoy complimentary coffee and treats from 6:00pm until 7:00pm. Quantities are limited. Seating for film begins at 6:30 p.m.

Please note: Entrance for this screening will be at the IMAX Lobby doors.

Your ticket purchase supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Film Credits

Rating: PG
Director | Co-Writer: Rachel Lears
Editor | Co-Writer: Robin Blotnick
Runtime: 96 min.
Genre: Documentary
Release year: 2019

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The Texas Spirit Theater located on the Bullock Museum's second floor is one of the most beautiful film experiences in Austin and features multi-sensory special effects such as lightning, rain, and other surprises.

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