June 10, 2011 / 8:56 PM / in 8 years

Sarah Palin documentary to be released July 15

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, wearing a New Hampshire sweatshirt, talks to reporters following a stop at a clam bake at a private residence in Seabrook, New Hampshire June 2, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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.

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