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Source:  Business Insider

It was the documentary that had all the buyers in a feeding frenzy — and won the Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category — at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and it’s going to be on Netflix.

Yesterday the streaming giant officially announced that it had acquired worldwide rights to “Knock Down the House,” which looks at four female progressive candidates through their campaigns during the 2018 midterm elections, and includes the successful run of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

According to Deadline, the film had everyone from Neon and Focus Features, to Hulu and Amazon, interested in nabbing it.

But Netflix won out and had to pay a pretty penny.  Deadline reports the film was acquired for $10 million, which would be a record purchase for a documentary at a film festival.

Read the story at Business Insider.

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