Saturday, July 16, 2011
More reports are pouring in about the first day success of The Undefeated. Matt Lewis did a roundup of the rave reviews:
The new Sarah Palin documentary, “The Undefeated” debuted in select theaters this weekend. It’s still early, but so far, it is garnering impressive reviews. Following is a quick roundup:
Palin doco wins public praise (01:25) The Undefeated, a documentary tracing Sarah Palin’s rise to political power, has opened in US theatres to overwhelmingly positive opinion.
It may not be “Harry Potter,” but another film featuring a bespectacled protagonist is racking up strong pre-sales before its national roll-out this weekend. “The Undefeated,” a glowing look at failed vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has already sold out a show in Grapevine, Texas (population 46,000), according to the distributor Cinedigm. Grapevine isn’t exactly a teeming metropolis but the film is set to roll out across Tea Party country in 10 AMC theaters.
When Sarah Palin said, “More government is not the answer,” the audience in theater 8 at AMC Barrett Commons 24 erupted with applause.”The Undefeated” premieres at AMC Barrett Commons 24 with an appearance by Director Stephen Bannon. Reactions from filmgoers attending the screening were overwhelmingly positive. “I believe she’s honestly just a great person,” said Garrett Wilson, who traveled from Chatsworth, Ga. to attend Friday night’s screening of the film.
Reuters (Orange County, CA) :
“Run, Sarah, run!” shouted Californian Sherman Roodzant, 64, as the final credits rolled on the 1:10 p.m. showing in a half-filled theater in Orange. Roodzant drove 150 miles (240 km) to see it and said it was worth every mile.
Houston FOX Affiliate:
Faithful fans arrived early. Donna Galloway drove all the way from Beaumont for the debut. ”Undefeated is about having losses but coming back for victories,” said Galloway.
Fort Worth Star Telegram:
While a wizard named Potter is on track to rule the box office this weekend, it was a former governor named Palin who had conservatives excited at the AMC Grapevine Mills 30 theater Friday evening. The Grapevine theater is the only one showing the film in North Texas. At least one of Friday’s scheduled viewings sold out.One fan brought a wagon adorned with a sign reading “Texas is Palin Country” and filled with postcards touting the former vice presidential candidate’s views and accomplishments.
Furthermore, Ian Lazaran reports the following:
Scott Conroy tweets:
CEO of ARC Entertainment (the distributor of Palin film): “First day results for ‘The Undefeated’ were strong.”
Ian also takes it to the media (emphasis mine):
I find it hilarious that so many in the mainstream media are writing articles about how they don’t know how the movie has done thus far. It would be pretty easy to find out this information and the fact that reporters are actually publishing articles about how they don’t know how the movie is doing thus far suggests that they want to find out. If reporters did try to find out this information, they’d be forced to report that The Undefeated as of yesterday had the strongest average per screen attendance of any movie shown at AMC theaters sans Harry Potter.
I join Governor Palin in congratulating The Undefeated team on their success as she did on Facebook today.
A successful opening is wonderful, and it's what we expected. Let's keep the momentum. More people need to see this film, which reveals the truth the media won't tell you about Governor Palin's stellar career in the state of Alaska. To buy tickets, go here. Keep in mind that theaters have sold out, so without pre-purchasing tickets, you face the possibility of missing out on any particular showing. I, therefore, still strongly recommend pre-ordering your tickets. If the film is not showing in your city, all hope is not lost. Vote to have it shown in your area by clicking here.