Friday, June 17, 2011 , Updated 12:34 p.m., June 25, 2011
UPDATED: Sarah Palin fans can vote online to bring doc The Undefeated to DFW
I'm sure it'll be a fair and balanced look at the 1/2-term ex-governor's career. Right?
UPDATE: According to a press release, Sarah Palin and her husband Todd plan to attend next Tuesday's premiere of The Undefeated at the Pella Opera House in Pella, Iowa. Following the show, Victory Film Group and ARC Entertainment will host a traditional Iowa cookout.
Says Palin: “We are very excited to visit historic Pella and its opera house and look forward to seeing the finished film for the first time with fellow Americans from the heartland.”
The last time somebody made a movie called The Undefeated, John Wayne and Rock Hudson were involved. There was trouble south of the border involving bandits and revolutionaries. Guns played a major role in the narrative.
Nothing repeats like history repeating itself, to coin a phrase that might have been uttered by Yogi Berra if he hadn't been busy mangling other, lower-hanging chestnuts. Witness a new documentary about Sarah Palin called — that's right — The Undefeated, which charts the career path of of the conservative half-term governor who cast her gaze south of the Alaskan border, saw big-government bandits taking over Washington, and took it upon herself to foment a revolution in the minds (Guts? Gonads?) of everyday Joe and Jane Blow Americans.
(Oh, and guns play a major role in the narrative.)
Director Stephen K. Bannon (described in the press release as "award winning director Stephen K. Bannon," though no particular awards are specified) wants to bring his no doubt fair and balanced Palin docu-profile to your fair city, North Texans! You can vote for the chance to have The Undefeated shown at your neighborhood megaplex by clicking here.
Filmmaker Bannon's past productions have included such fair and balanced films as Fire from the Heartland ('10), "the first-ever film to tell the entire story of the conservative woman in her own words" (featuring Michele Bachman and Ann Coulter); and Battle for America ('10), "A searing look at the ongoing conflict between 'Constitutional Conservatives' and an out-of-touch, arrogant, and ever-expanding central government."
Hm. Perhaps "fair and balanced" isn't what ARC Entertainment and Victory Films are going for ... Here's a quote from the film's website:
"Though she did not have any editorial role in the project, Palin facilitated access for Bannon and his film crew to key Alaskan defenders who were involved with the major achievements of her administration, and the filmmaker spent several weeks in the 49th state gathering archival film and conducting research and interviews for the project. He and his team took extraordinary measures to keep their endeavor secret."
So I'm guessing they never asked her what newspapers or magazines she's been reading lately.
AMC Grapevine Mills 30 Theaters is already on the July 15 limited theatrical engagement list, by the way, so you folks in that neighborhood can give your clicking fingers a rest. (Save that energy for trigger pulling, when the storm trooper agents of Big Government come to take away your weapons.)