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May 25th, 2011

Million Dollar Sarah Palin Film to Premiere Here In Iowa in June

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by Dave Davidson – Hey Iowa straw poll voters get ready for some Palin praise or do you say propaganda?  Ready or not, Palin or not – Sarah Palin is coming to town… at least she is on the silver screen.  Remember folks in case you forgot, this girl goes rogue.

“This film is a call to action for a campaign like 1976: Reagan vs. the establishment,” filmaker Bannon told . “Let’s have a good old-fashioned brouhaha.”

Here is the full RealClearPolitics article by Scott Conroy, which explains the covert film making, creative financing and possible foreshadowing clues of a 2012 presidential run.

Below is a nutshell summary from Conroy’s article in italics which I thought Iowans should know…

The Project

“The Undefeated” conveys the dramatic extent to which Palin’s world has changed in just a few years, as it shows her announcing her gubernatorial campaign not at a massive rally but at a sparsely attended press conference in her kitchen. Those unfamiliar with Palin’s political background will be surprised to learn that the woman who has become one of the nation’s most boisterous press critics was once such a media darling that two of the Alaska TV news correspondents whose highly favorable reports are shown in the film ended up leaving their jobs to join the Palin administration.

Why Such A Secret?

When they requested from Alaska’s TV news stations footage that was shot during Palin’s political rise, they asked for additional tapes containing subject matters that were irrelevant to their project, in order not to raise suspicions. And rather than staying at the well-appointed Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, they instead took up temporary residence in low-key motels.

Handy Idea Just In Case

Palin aides have not yet decided whether the former governor will play an active role in the film’s premiere, but there has been some preliminary discussion of purchasing copies of the film from Bannon to distribute as gifts to SarahPAC donors.

The Palin Factor

If she does decide to run, “The Undefeated” will be the key element to her initial coming-out party. The film’s impending release — and the frenzied media attention that it is sure to generate — will serve as a vivid wake-up call that despite the many obstacles in front of her, Palin’s entry into the race would turn the campaign on its head in an instant, just as it did in 2008.

The Plan

Bannon intends to premiere the film in Iowa late next month before expanding the release to New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. After the initial rollout in the four early voting states, the filmmaker will eventually release it to somewhere between 50 and 100 markets nationwide.

Hmmm, Very Interesting Darling…

In the last couple of months, Palin has delivered major policy speeches, hired a chief of staff, made a well-publicized foreign trip that included a visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, all the while remaining consistent about her vow — first made just days after the 2008 campaign ended — that she would “crash through” any of the “open doors” that might lead to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

photo by Dave Davidson

About the Author

Dave Davidson is the TIR artjournalism storyteller photographer and founder of (polite) presidential paparazzi with manners. He is the author of gobs of books including "Sarah Palin Inspires Me", "Huckisms" and "You May Be A TEApublican".

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