Film could be a prelude to a presidential bid in 2012
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Whether you love her or hate her, Sarah Palin is a modern political phenomenon. Next week, she’ll go toe to toe with Harry Potter at box office when her political biopic, “The Undefeated,” debuts in Denver at the AMC Highlands Ranch 24 Movie Theater on July 15 after a sneak preview in Pella, Iowa.
It will also show in Indianapolis; Independence, Mo.; Phoenix; Grapevine, Texas; Oklahoma City; Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Orange, Calif.; Houston and Orlando.
In an early review, the Huffington Post took issue with the film’s title because, obviously, Palin did lose as VP candidate on the 2008 GOP ticket. She also lost a 2002 primary in a race for the Alaska lieutenant governor’s post.
The film, produced by the unabashedly conservative Victory Film Group, traces Palin’s rise from obscurity to national prominence and explores the obstacles she faced as she confronted the vested interests in her own state including the Republican establishment and big oil.
Here’s the press blurb for the movie:
Scott Conroy of RealClearPolitics called the film a “sweeping epic;” Amy Siskind of the Huffington Post says, “I would encourage you to see The Undefeated…allow yourself to be curious;” Dan Riehl of Big Hollywood said, “I’ve not been able to get through (the film) once without checking back tears born of a mix of emotion- from sadness and anger, to frustration and deep concern;” and John Nolte of Big Hollywood called the film, a “…moving must-see.”
“ARC Entertainment is proud to provide AMC Highlands Ranch 24 Movie Theater and Denver amongst the initial locations to launch this highly controversial film,” said Trevor Drinkwater, CEO of ARC Entertainment the film’s worldwide distributor. “This is NOT a Sarah Palin fan club movie. It transcends politics and shows no mercy to either the Left or the Republican establishment. Her story is one that every mother and daughter — indeed, every citizen — needs to see.”
The Undefeated was written and directed by Stephen K. Bannon. The film was independently produced by Bannon and Victory Film Group co-founder Glenn Bracken Evans and Dan Fleuette and was financed independently by Victory Film Group and its partners.
“We are excited to bring this epic film to Denver. Anyone who watches this film, conservative, liberal, independent, I guarantee comes away with a different view of Sarah Palin than the ‘Caribou Barbie’-like image the big media have imposed on her,” said Stephen K. Bannon.
“Governor Palin was by far one of the most productive Governors in America’s history. The real truth, track record and her story were finally captured in The Undefeated,” stated Glenn Bracken Evans.
“In 18 months, she took on the big oil companies and the corrupt Republican establishment, forever changing Alaska and earning some of the highest approval ratings ever for a Governor. While much has been written and said about Governor Palin, the true story of her rise and her accomplishments has, until now, remained untold.”
Tickets are now available for purchase online.
More info on the film here.