'The Undefeated' Arrives in Wasilla, Alaska

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Undefeated, Stephen Bannon's documentary about Governor Palin's career in Alaska, is finally coming to the Governor's state and hometown. People in various states around the country have enjoyed the film, but those closest to its subject weren't able to see it on the big screen. That drought ends this weekend, as it will be shown where it should have opened up to begin with.

The Frontiersman reports:

Folks in Alaska have their first opportunity to see the movie “The Undefeated” on the big screen Monday.

Sponsored by the Valley Republican Women’s Club, the Alaska screening also includes a meet-and-greet event with the movie’s creator and producer, Stephen Bannon, from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday at Colony Inn in Palmer. Tickets are $50 each or $75 per couple and include a light meal and a chance to speak one-on-one with Bannon.


“We’ve been actually trying to do this since August,” Bannon said.

Past Valley Republican Women’s Club president Julie Gillette said she met Bannon on Facebook before seeing the film. After watching “Undefeated” on pay-per-view at a friends’ house, Gillette said she contacted Bannon again and told him how much she’d enjoyed the movie and that she hoped he’d have a chance to come to Wasilla and show the movie someday.

“It’s fantastic to have the filmmaker here with the film,” Gillette said Friday.

While Bannon’s in Alaska, he said he also plans to record his weekly radio show here, which airs on KABC AM in Los Angeles.

Bannon said while “The Undefeated” focuses on Sarah Palin’s story, it resonates far deeper than just one person’s personal story.

“This film is very timely,” he said. “What started in the Mat-Su Valley with a little unknown mayor of a little unknown town has had national implications.”

Bannon said he plans to speak before the film and draw parallels between what happened in Alaska and what is happening in the country.

The movie tracing the political career of Sarah Palin plays at 6 p.m., Nov. 21 at the Wasilla Alaska Club Theater. Suggested donation is $5 and seating is limited to 150 people.

For more information, to reserve a seat or to purchase a ticket to the meet-and-greet, contact Harmony Shields at informedgirl@gmail.com or 315-5038.

(h/t Kenton)


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