2019 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Rachel Lears (Nov 11th only)

Director Rachel Lears won the 2014 DOC NYC Audience Award for The Hand That Feeds. Now Lears captures Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she conducts a surprise campaign for Congress while still working as a bartender. Lears also follows three other first-time female candidates, revealing that AOC’s effort wasn’t a fluke but part of a fervent grassroots movement. As AOC rises in prominence, this film will endure as a vital chronicle of her origin story. Courtesy of Netflix.

Co-presented by Film Fatales


Short List: Features


Director: Rachel Lears
Executive Producer: Kristin Lazure, Regina K. Scully, Stephanie Soechtig
Producer: Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears, Sarah Olson
Writer: Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears
Cinematographer: Rachel Lears
Editor: Robin Blotnick
Music: Ryan Blotnick
Running Time: 86
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2019
US Distributor: Netflix