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Film Featuring Ocasio-Cortez to be Screened at Windmuller Park Saturday Night

Film featuring Ocasio-Cortez to be screened at Windmuller Park Saturday

April 24, 2019 By Alexa Beyer

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fans can book their calendars for an outdoor documentary screening this weekend.

“Knock Down the House,” the award-winning film that follows the freshman congresswoman’s victorious underdog campaign, will be screened at Windmuller Park on Saturday night at 8:15. The event is free and open to the public.

The “sneak preview” screening comes in advance of the film’s May 1st Netflix premiere. The streaming giant bought the film for a record-setting $10 million in February shortly after it aired at the Sundance Film Festival, taking home the fan favorite award in the documentary category.

Ocasio-Cortez is one of four progressive female candidates that documentarian Rachel Lears follows in the film.

Access to premiere at Windmuller will begin at 7 p.m., and limited chairs will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendees are otherwise invited to bring their own blankets and chairs to sit on.

A Q&A with Lears will follow the screening.

Prior to the screening, the congresswoman is hosting a town hall in nearby Corona from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities Center.

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john r.

This documentary was great.

It showed how corrupt and pathetic Joe Crowley was? just for getting rid of him she should be thanked.

He so arrogant, entitled, was appointed to his seat in Congress, and his Queens Machine never let anyone else on ballot to run against him. He lived in Virginia the whole time, and used court appointees etc to get all his family and self rich.

he is not even smart? that is obvious in this film. his comments are dumb.

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That movie is great though!

Regardless if you support AOC or Trump or your grandma… this movie is very interesting and really made me realize how much influence our representatives really have in Congress.

So here’s the big lesson(spoiler alert), go out and VOTE!

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are you supposed to be a parody of a Trump Lover??

Neat rant…is it related to the article somehow?

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SuperWittySmitty

You DO realize that having social programs in a democratic society is VERY different from Socialism, don’t you? Educate yourself and stop sounding ignorant.

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ANOTHER Trump voter that has no idea what Socialism is, but is ranting about it anyway?!

What did Fox News tell you Socialism was?

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Socialist need only apply

I hope its not tax payers money thats paying for this Socialist anti-American gathering?

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Fox News says socialism bad!

AOC is a democrat, not a socialist. Do you know what that word means?

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words mean things?

That’s correct. She is a Democratic Socialist.

You…know that’s different than Socialism, right?

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maybe if you knew what words meant you wouldn't be so outraged?

Democratic Socialism is not Socialism, it is not Social Democracy.

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lol

Marxists and democratic socialists (like AOC) oppose each other. Please try to regurgitate the correct smear.

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Socialist need only apply

her ideology is totally socialist- do you know what that word means? and BTW all you cortez sheep need to get over the Trump/Fox references and move on with your lives. You had not a clue who she was 6 months ago.

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Oh, Lily

“her fans” – all three marxists. Her mother has fled the state for Florida.

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sick burn yo

Well democratic socialists reject the idea that socialism can be accomplished only through extra-legal class conflict and a proletarian revolution.

This has DIVIDED Marxists democratic socialists (like AOC).

Did you know that? Do you know what Marxism is? Or did you just hear Fox News tell you socialism is bad and you think that’s the same thing?

Do you think AOC supports, Marxism–Leninism or Trotskyism? Do you know what that is? Oh…you don’t? But I thought you knew what Marxism was…

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Support AOC!

If you disagree with AOC, you are racist; this is logic of sunnyside and sunnyside post. Is this communist post?

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Jack Doe

What an incredibly narcissistic insult to everyone’s intelligence. The city parks should not be used to promote a frigging cult of personality for someone who is supposed to be a congressional representative.

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Pat

Will it show all the underhanded tricks played to get her nominated ????
Never heard of her till voting day NO I did not vote for her

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VelvetKnight

Are you sure you want to announce to everyone that you didn’t bother paying attention to the election until “voting day?”

I saw her supporters getting signatures around the neighborhood long before the election, plenty of news articles about her challenge including her pushing for a debate with Crowley, and even had someone from her campaign knock on my door one time.

In fact, here’s an article from THIS WEBSITE almost exactly a year ago about her: https://sunnysidepost.com/progressive-democrat-is-taking-on-crowley-for-congress-says-queens-of-today-is-not-queens-of-20-years-ago

So where’s the dirty trick?

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Sunnyside Calling

You lost me here: “victorious underdog campaign.”

On what planet was she the underdog? Soros money got her through the primary. With no Republican challenger we were screwed.

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Wait, why isn't is in the FEC receipts?

Is that because, that’s a complete lie?

https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?two_year_transaction_period=2018&contributor_name=george+soros&min_date=01%2F01%2F2017&max_date=08%2F24%2F2018

Or do you mean when her campaign gained momentum from an interview she gave on Young Turks that is supported, in part, by a nonprofit that received a grant from an organization that received funding from a Soros foundation.

The Young Turks is supported by The Media Consortium, which got funding from the Chicago Community Trust, the Park Foundation, the Wallace Global Fund, and the Media Democracy Fund. The Media Democracy Fund lists 12 funding partners and one of them is Soros’ the Open Society Foundations.

Is that what you meant by…”Soros money got her through”??

Or was that just a bigoted dog whistle as usual?

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Ruth Papazian

She is supported by a cretin who names his show after a group of genocidal dictators who killed 80 percent of the Armenians living within the borders of the Ottoman Empire–not to mention tens of thousands of Greeks and Assyrians, too. She arrogantly proclaims she is the arbiter of what is “morally right,” but the Genocide deniers (cheerleaders, even) and anti-Semites with whom she chooses to ally herself speaks volumes.

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Crackson Heights

Hey buddy your tinfoil hat is on too tight . How would Alex Jones be able to contact you to defeat the reptilians.

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Carbie Barbie

Please give evidence of the “Soros money” from a credible journalistic source.

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Fan of Dough Boy Park

Will she be addressing her complete silence about the attack in Sri Lanka? I mean she had over 10 tweets about the New Zealand massacre. Hmmmm. I wonder what was different about this attack?

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Moe Green

A hate the USA fest is what this will be there’ll be a lot of the freaks around.

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good job blindly regurgitating Fox News talking points

Your comment is almost word-for-word Piers Morgan’s take on the “issue” he made on Twitter. Original! ?

Imagine being this offended a politician didn’t TWEET!

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VelvetKnight

Hey look, I found one of the people who were outraged over Starbucks’ red cups!

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Leni Riefenstahl

I can not wait for this!!! I bet it will be so educational, another “Triumph of the Will”

Maybe they can out special armbands or something.

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Trump Lovers hate "very fine people"?

Why do you hate the Trump supporters that murdered someone in Charlottesville?

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Leni Riefenstahl

Down votes are like flak. The more there are the closer I am to the target.

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CP5

When will they release the updated version of Birth of a Nation with commentary from Donnie Despot?

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Jim

Birth of a Nation was one of the greatest movies ever! I hope it will be shown at Lou Lodati Park.

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Carbie Barbie

It’s rather hard to separate its achievements as a work of art from the fact that it was a love story to the Klan. I tried watching it once and couldn’t stomach it.

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/02/08/383279630/100-years-later-whats-the-legacy-of-birth-of-a-nation

Epic Film, Embedded Bigotry

The Birth of a Nation is three hours of racist propaganda — starting with the Civil War and ending with the Ku Klux Klan riding in to save the South from black rule during the Reconstruction era.”

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Carbie Barbie

“Birth of a nation” is not a documentary. That’s what we’re talking about, right?

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Joe

Technically, one of the greatest movies ever. There is no argument! Factually, one of the worst. No argument there either.

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Anonymous

Ah yes thank you for showing us that racism is alive and well. Please don’t stop posting don’t stay in the shadows. In fact maybe grow a spine and say these things in public not behind a computer screen.

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