The Sarah Palin movie (No, not HBO’s upcoming Game Change … and definitely not this one) is heading to a theater near you. That is, if you live in Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Atlanta, Orange County, Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis, or Kansas City. (No New York City yet. But she seemed to like our pizza so much!)
Starting July 15, AMC Theaters will begin screening The Undefeated, a documentary about the former Alaskan governor-turned-VP candidate-turned celebrity/Fox News pundit/reality star/author/rumored 2012 Presidential candidate. The film, which has been independently financed by Victory Film Group and is written and directed by Stephen K. Bannon (who also made Generation Zero, a movie about the Tea Party movement, as well as In The Face of Evil: Reagan’s War In Word and Deed and Battle For America), will follow Palin’s meteoric rise to political fame. The doc will also feature commentary from her former staff, as well conservative supporters and bloggers, like Andrew Breitbart. While Palin herself does not give an interview in the movie (which also shares the title of a 1969 John Wayne Western), she still reportedly serves as a narrator in several scenes.
Though the movie is only slated to play in ten locations thus far, the film’s website is offering those who want to see it a chance to vote on which other cities it should be released. A shrewd way to build interest? Perhaps. But, hey, it worked for Paranormal Activity didn’t it? (Which film scares you more, well, that’s up for debate.)
So, could this movie turn out to be the conservative’s version of Fahrenheit 9/11? Palin’s likely not hoping so — while a financial and critical success, the left-leaning Fahrenheit didn’t achieve its election goal in 2004. Moreover, would anyone who isn’t already a Palin supporter go see it, let alone be swayed? The teaser trailer, watch below, doesn’t give viewers too much to consider (unless, of course, you’re a big fan of dramatic finger-wagging) and the arguably ironic title alone will earn scads of jokes, puns, and parodies. Still, when it comes to Palin these days, will buzz and unwavering support from her followers override all else?
Would you see the Sarah Palin documentary The Undefeated, PopWatchers? Will you vote to have it play in your town? Or is the multiplex, next to the White House, the last place you would like to see her? Let us know in the comments section below!