By Sofia M. Fernandez
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Sarah Palin
documentary "The Undefeated" will be released at AMC Theaters
starting July 15.
The film, directed by Stephen K. Bannon and independently
financed by Victory Film Group and its partners, chronicles the
former Alaska Governor's rise to national prominence as the
Republican Vice Presidential candidate in 2008.
"AMC is committed to providing distinct content to diverse
audiences across the United States," said Nikkole
Denson-Randolph, vp specialty & alternative content at AMC
Theatres. "We are proud to consistently offer a wide variety of
product to our guests."
The public will also be encouraged to vote on future
theater locations that may screen "The Undefeated" through a
dedicated cinedigm.com/theUndefeatedMovie web site.
"The Undefeated" features interviews from Palin supporters,
both residents of Alaska and conservative bloggers like Andrew
Breitbart. Palin herself does not appear on camera to answer
questions, but Real Clear Politics says she arranged interviews
and access. Bannon also bought the audio rights to her memoir,
"Going Rogue," so that Palin's voice narrates several scenes.
Bannon, who first gained the support of Palin after his Tea
Party documentary "Generation Zero" broadcast on Fox News,
intended to call it "Take a Stand," which was Palin's campaign
slogan when she ran for governor in 2006. Instead, it became
"The Undefeated" to make it sound more triumphant.
"'The Undefeated' is the ideal candidate for digital
theatrical distribution," stated Jonathan Dern, President of
Cinedigm Entertainment Group. Given Palin's ardent following,
"digital cinema allows us to be extremely precise and efficient
in our distribution strategy, bringing this much-anticipated
film directly to interested theater-goers," he added.
(Editing by Chris Michaud)
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