Monday, August 8, 2011
The Undefeated opened in Plainville, CT this past weekend. The Bristol Press provided this report:
Viewers came from as far away as New Hampshire on Sunday to take a peek at the Sarah Palin documentary, “The Undefeated.”
The AMC Loews theatre on New Britain Avenue is one of the few cinemas screening director Stephen K. Bannon’s film – being shown only on limited release – which will run in Plainville through Tuesday.
According to Roger Ebert’s July 27 review, Palin’s “Undefeated” tells of the former Alaskan governor and current presidential hopeful’s impact on politics in general and especially in her native state. He calls the film “a campaign advertisement in search of a campaign,” one that relies primarily on stock footage from rallies, speeches and television alongside original interviews.
The mood among would-be viewers outside the theater was predominantly one of enthusiasm from those who would like to see Palin as the next president. She has remained elusive about whether or not she will actually run.
Michael Anifant and his wife Cathy made the drive from New Hampshire to see the film.
“It’s worth it,” he said.
Describing themselves as former Democrats until they perceived a change in the party during the 1980s, the couple are reminded by Palin of Ronald Reagan, whom they called a “true conservative.”
“I think she’s got a lot of courage,” Anifant said, having stood up to the media. “Obviously, she’s not a shrinking violet,” he said.