Monday, July 18, 2011
Jedediah Bila wanted to hear from people who saw The Undefeated. She reached out to them and received feedback. She shares this feedback via The Daily Caller. Read on:
This past weekend, Stephen Bannon’s documentary on Sarah Palin, “The Undefeated,” debuted in 10 markets: Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; Orlando, FL; Kansas City, MO; Indianapolis, IN; Orange, CA; and Oklahoma City, OK. ARC Entertainment, the distributor of the film, affirmed that “through Saturday night the film had a stronger opening than expected with the large markets trending towards weekend per screen averages above $10,000 driven by multiple sold-out runs. The film had accumulated approximately $5,000 per screen through Saturday night. Unique in the theatrical feature world, The Undefeated was rushed to select digital theatres in only 3 weeks, and was marketed almost entirely through social media and grassroots efforts, with virtually no traditional media spend. With the strong initial showing, the film is going to a wider release footprint later this month, with details being announced soon.”
I reached out to attendees via Facebook and Twitter, inviting them to share their thoughts about the film. Here’s what some of them had to say:
“Saw ‘The Undefeated’ in Grapevine, TX, opening night and it was packed. My husband and I had to sit in the front row of the 9:50 showing. I have mixed emotions. I’m saddened by the vicious attacks (montage was almost hard to watch), maddened that the GOP have perpetuated the smear campaign, but through it all I was inspired. I learned so much about her vast executive experience in AK and would be proud to cast my vote for an amazing American, mother, patriot and leader, Sarah Palin. There was thunderous applause at the end of the movie. We’re ready, Sarah. Game on!” — Marisa Marshall
“Just came back from seeing ‘The Undefeated.’ It gave me a sense of her accomplishments as both mayor/governor. What inspired me the most was her character — her willingness to lay down a good-paying job because she couldn’t be a part of something that was unethical when she served as commissioner. Her honesty, her courage, her willingness to stand on principle are encouraging to see in someone who holds a leadership position. It’s what is most lacking in Washington, D.C. today. We all clapped at the end of the movie. We were able to see the ‘good fruit produced by a good tree.’” — Shannon Brown
“I flew from Michigan to Houston to see ‘The Undefeated’ with my daughter and her husband. They were early supporters but have since fallen for that ‘she can’t get elected’ crap. Well, the movie was wonderful. They were thrilled to hear about her record and I am pleased to proclaim they are back! I plan on going again with as many folks as I can to change hearts and minds for Sarah Palin. One thing we know for sure is we can trust Sarah Palin … just have the guts to see ‘The Undefeated’!” — Sue Lynn
“My wife and I saw ‘The Undefeated’ in Kennesaw, GA… Lots of cheering and applause during the best scenes. I found myself wiping back tears many times because Sarah’s love for the country blows me away … We were able to take my wife’s daughter to the show and she absolutely had her eyes open to Sarah … Her husband is always telling her that Sarah Palin can’t win because Sarah is too polarizing. After seeing this movie, I will bet the farm on one thing: her husband will never say those words to her again.” — Bill Morgan
“‘The Undefeated’ changes the game for all Americans. To see the cruelty and depth of the progressive mainstream media’s treatment of Sarah Palin liberates you from ever being duped by them again. That awareness made me extremely angry. I am ready to fight the media and on Sarah’s team. More importantly, ‘The Undefeated’ clearly shows Sarah Palin is the model of leadership and character, the kind we desperately need right now in our politicians. I am so impressed with her integrity, management skills and her servant’s heart. You can’t see this movie without hoping she’ll run and having a strong feeling that she ought to be leading this nation to drive the ship of state away from the rocks we are so directly speeding toward. Ms. Palin is being called to the bridge — report for duty!” — Greg Vanderneck
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Have you seen the movie yet? Have you encouraged others to see it--perhaps those who aren't aware of Governor Palin's record, which the mainstream media won't inform them about? Here's where tickets can be purchased, and here's where you can vote to have The Undefeated come to your area.