Skip to comments.Splashy Sarah Palin Movie Premiere Shuts Out Hollywood; Turns Away Journalists
Posted on 06/27/2011 10:34:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The director admits he didn't invite his "right-wing" friends such as Jon Voight and Dennis Miller, while the media scrambles for seats.
PELLA, IOWA -- Reporters from around the country that have descended upon tiny Pella, Iowa for the premiere of the Sarah Palin documentary The Undefeated on Tuesday night were in for a rude awakening: So scarce are the tickets that theres no room in the theater for journalists.
The town, in fact, has been filling up rapidly since Palin confirmed shed attend the premiere with her husband, Todd. Police notified residents that the streets around the venue, the 111-year-old Pella Opera House, would be shut down beginning 13 hours prior to show time.
On Monday, organizers were still divvying up tickets to the massively oversubscribed event, and reporters some who travelled more than 1,000 miles -- were given the word that they didnt make the cut.
Organizers were scrambling Monday, though, trying to arrange a separate screening for journalists, but there were no guarantees given.
The Undefeated, from writer-director Steve Bannon, is one of two documentaries about the controversial former vice presidential candidate. The other a less flattering look at Palin -- is an untitled film from Nick Broomfield that is seeking a distributor.
Bannon has opted for a low-key premiere the hard, worn bricks of the Pella Opera House is all the red carpet I need, he said Monday though road closures and media trucks have dictated otherwise. Bannon, a U.S. Navy veteran, also enlisted some retired Navy SEALs for security detail.
Most of the 340 tickets went to Iowans and some of the commentators featured in the film, like Tammy Bruce and Sonnie Johnson. The most controversial cast member not including Palin herself is Andrew Breitbart, who is expected to be a last-minute arrival on Tuesday.
I didnt invite all my right-wing Hollywood friends, Bannon said. Jon Voight, Dennis Miller, Ill have a screening for those guys later. Id actually like them to buy a ticket, but theyre so tight And you can quote me on that, he joked.
Pella is a religiously and politically conservative town of 10,000 people that boasts three dozen churches. With those sensibilities in mind, and because the Palins will be in the audience, Bannon and company will screen the version of the film with the less offensive opening.
The Undefeated begins with celebrities David Letterman, Matt Damon, Howard Stern, Madonna, Louis C.K. and others thoroughly trashing Palin, though Tuesdays audience will be treated to bleeps instead of the more hardcore profanity used by some of the entertainers. Either way, its an intense opening made all the more menacing by the choice of music and the inclusion of a Bible verse.
The premiere includes a barbecue for 1,000 guests no media where Palin intends on mingling, though it wasnt determined yet whether shed make any public remarks.
Republicans must make certain not to include or grant any interviews to the Soros/DNC owned press outlets.
>>Hahahaha! She won’t play their game! <<
Or she is reveling in her celebrity. Why open in large venues when she can keep sticking it to the MSM?
13 hours of police protection — hey, when you can tie up an entire small town, you have ARRIVED.
This latest stunt further convinces me that Gov. Palin is in it to mess with the MSM and get some (probably well-deserved) revenge.
But it seems a bit petty and childish.
And I don’t think she will run. But if she does, this hurts her more than helps her.
LOL all you want.
You have some personal issues you need to deal with, and professional help should be sought, IMO.
>> But it seems a bit petty and childish.
You make good sense on many issues, but Palin is your “Ron Paul on Foreign Policy” handicap.
Not at all. She's presently not running for president, she can do as she pleases, and if it bothers the media, tough. Perhaps they will learn how to behave.
And I dont think she will run. But if she does, this hurts her more than helps her.
We'll see about that, won't we?
>>You make good sense on many issues, but Palin is your Ron Paul on Foreign Policy handicap.<<
My post is what it says. Gov. Palin is teasing the MSM. It makes her fans cheer “huzzah” but it reveals a childlike streak in her.
Now, were I her and been hammered by the press I would probably also go low that way. But it isn’t particularly smart for a POTUS candidate.
But if she doesn’t run, I think she should have all the fun she can.
I lived in Iowa from 1974 to 2002, so I know a bit about the place. Helped several presidential campaigns and have been to Pella probably a dozen times, at least. FRiend, you have NO idea what you’re talking about. #1, I’m sure the producers are paying the city for the extra police, etc. #2, the police are not there primarily for Gov. Palin, they’re there for the hundreds of presstitutes and the SEIU types that will show up to cause trouble. How do I know that? I’ve been a bodyguard for celebrities, VIPs, politicians and businessmen and others.
>>We’ll see about that, won’t we?<<
Indeed. Thanks for addressing my arguments and not slamming me personally.
You are a rarity and, should Gov. Palin run, you will be a great asset to her.
In case you missed it, it's simply an opinion, take it or leave it.
>> #1, Im sure the producers are paying the city for the extra police, etc. #2, the police are not there primarily for Gov. Palin, theyre there for the hundreds of presstitutes and the SEIU types that will show up to cause trouble. How do I know that? Ive been a bodyguard for celebrities, VIPs, politicians and businessmen and others.<<
So, all the sturm und drang in a tiny town makes sense? And you personally know “the producers” are paying?
The only framework this makes sense in is a “and the horse you rode in on” one. In the presence of a POTUS run this makes no sense at all, except from a really bizarre political “contra market” strategy.
Hey, if that is Gov. Palin’s approach, then we will certain;y have fun watching tiny town after tiny town get paid off to watch her do her thing.
The nature of the PDSer
In a time not so very long ago, a man of logic, reason and rationality, upset by the injustice of the mindless and their baseless attacks upon his candidate of choice, did undertake a quest to discover the nature of the PDSer.
And so did the man travel to the far corners of the Earth, for in his travels he could find no wisdom, nor wise man, to satisfactorily explain the root cause of Palin Derangement Syndrome, nor its effect on those so smitten. It was not until a chance encounter with a Zen Master high atop a remote mountain in Tibet that our hero found his answer.
To discover the nature of the PDSer, said the Zen Master, One must understand the logic of why the sky is yellow.
Confused by the sage words of the old wise man, our hero listened intently as the knowledge of the ages sprung forth from his old and weathered lips...
To discover the nature of the PDSer, One must understand the fact that dogs meow and cats bark at passing cars.
To discover the nature of the PDSer, One must understand the reason why the sun shines brightly in the night sky.
For what seemed like hours the Zen Master spoke thusly until finally our hero looked upon him and said Master, dogs do not meow, nor cats bark. The sky is not yellow but blue and the sun shines in it by day, not by night. To spout such nonsense is neither logical, nor rational, nor factual. In fact, youd have to be nuts to believe any of that!
And so did our hero gain enlightenment into the nature of the PDSer.
we are anxiously awaiting..Sarah will cream Obama in a debate...no teleprompters allowed...
She is not in charge of the guest list and if the media want to see the production, I am sure they can pay for a showing after the opening at the multiplex.
“Bannon, a U.S. Navy veteran, also enlisted some retired Navy SEALs for security detail.”
Gotta be lovin’ this!!!
ALL of the other candidates are self-destructing. Some actually deserved a fairer shot, but it’s not to be. Santorum’s time has come and gone, and Cain seems to be fraying on the edges.
This is Sarah’s time.
A fitting fable for the “black is white”, “up is down” trend of contemporary thoughtlessness.
>>You made no arguments, you simply posted observations that actually were non sequitur statements not founded upon factual circumstances, and you projected your own behavior with the petty and childish sentence, IMO.<<
The irony of your suggesting I posted “non sequitur” statements is too much for anyone to take. I would LOL, but my cat reading next to me saw it first and is LOL so hard I have to pet her to keep her from coughing up hairballs.
Forensic 101: I made a contention. You made a statement having nothing to do with the contention.
Please don’t ask me to teach you more communication theory. It is generally expensive and probably way beyond your means unless you make your living not using your thinking.
If the latter is true, I can set up a payment plan. VISA/MC/AMEX are accepted, but not Discover.
THAT is just great!!! It’s the only possible explanation.
>>She is not in charge of the guest list and if the media want to see the production, I am sure they can pay for a showing after the opening at the multiplex. <<
Good to see she chose not to enter this small town. The idea of doing so must be in the hands of her handlers.
Congratulations for proving my assertions!
How is it childish? Are you sad your little buddies in the media can’t be there?
Petty and childish? Are you aware that it isn’t her movie? She didn’t make it, didn’t decide where to premiere it, and probably is attending at the invitation of Bannon. Petty and childish can be found in your nearest mirror... IMHO.
Heck, JA, I just re-read my post and it looks pretty bad.
I mean it sincerely.
You seem rational and smart and reasonable.
And if you come back to me, should Gov. Palin choose (which I think she will not) to run for POTUS, I will listen/read to/from you.
I was not being sarcastic.
I think sharp folk like you will be the people she will need.
And if she wins the GOP nomination, I will a) let everyone on every Gov. Palin throw rocks at me; and b) will work as hard as a human being can to get her elected (and should that happen, I hope my guy Cain is VP! — that gives us 16 years of Conservatives!)
LOL!! I need say nothing more. Thanks!!!
You do realize that the filmmaker has absolutely nothing to do with Governor Sarah Palin, other than making a documentary about her? This is Mr. Bannon and his film company putting on this premier. How is this different than paying police in Hollywood or New York City to provide security at an opening? Because Pella is small and they are big? Maybe that’s the point. Maybe Mr. Bannon wants to highlight middle America. He hasn’t phoned or e-mailed me to explain his business plan, so I’m just spitballing here. And do you think the taxpayers in fiscally conservative Pella, Iowa (home of Pella Windows, Vermeer and Ditch Witch) would allow their city to pay the freight for a private event? Then you don’t know anything about rural Iowa.
freedumb2003 is a troll, this is what he does.
>>How is it childish? Are you sad your little buddies in the media cant be there?<<
Big event, small town, MSM churlishly ex-vited.
What was I thinking? This is a “Sarah” thread (since I don’t know her, I use the proper “Gov. Palin”).
Suggestions she is human are NOT allowed!
Thanks for the reminder. Your Todd/2012 calendar is in the mail I am sure.
Don’t start that homosexual stuff again, why don’t you just lay off the trolling and the nonsense?
>>Then you dont know anything about rural Iowa.<<
There were many alternatives. Rural Iowa as a venue for this is merely provocative.
And a bit ham-fisted.
>>Dont start that homosexual stuff again, why dont you just lay off the trolling and the nonsense?<<
Hey, you are the stalker. I assume it is you who wants something from me.
Okay, we’re FRiends.
One of the things I try to avoid, is predicting what Mrs. Palin will do or not do. So far, she has been surprising, competent, and frankly, she makes me smile.
I was upset with the treatment she got from the “lamestream media” and I am very happy to see her give them figurative wedgies. It’s what they deserve, and she does it so well...
So, having seen her manage her detractors into idiocy, and having enjoyed the spectacle, I’m just sitting back waiting and watching. I have a feeling she will delight all of us. I support her, and look forward to all the others who join in, because she is just about irresistable.
She is an autodidact in many respects, and that’s wonderful, because she has kept her own ideals and fit what she has learned into them, instead of uncritically accepting others’ PC fables.
My opinion only.
Although, in the spirit of sportsmanship, she would likely spot him two teleprompters, and half her brain tied behind her back, a la Rush Limbaugh...
No one is stalking you, it is you that stalks the Palin threads, when you become an anti-Palin troll and hit all her threads, you are going to see the same Palin supporters on most of them.
The question is not why I’m on a Palin thread, it is why are you trolling on them?
You’re being churlish and posting your assumptions and biases as fact. Here’s a hint..........you neither know nor understand anything at all about Governor Palin.
Whoopsie! I read a few more of your posts, and I take back the FRiends thing.
Calm down. Laugh a little. FRee advice, worth what you paid for it.
LOL, have fun trying to reach that guy, it is impossible.
PS, I REALLY like Cain. Hope he’s on the ticket; good man.
“And you can eat your fill of all the food you bring yourself.”
Just remembering River City. ;-D
Let me make something crystal clear to you — and it is all on THIS thread, not (against FR rules) from other threads.
Gov. Palin decided to open her movie in a little tiny town and to use resources said town could probably use otherwise,
I believe this was her ego front and forward. It also has costs.
This is my THESIS (I can help you with this concept, since you think any statement against Gov. Palin is “trolling”).
It is grounded in a conceptual framework, supported by evidence and has a proper forensic background.
So put up or shut up.
So far, all I get from your stalking is “FD2003 doesn’t like sarah (your term, I have respect for Gov. Palin), so he is a troll.” Like the whiny wittle child you are.
You couldn’t argue your way out of a paper sack.
No, it’s all in the hands of the PRODUCERS of this film, which Governor Palin had almost NOTHING whatsoever to do with, nor is she reaping any monetary benefits from; re ticket and distribution sales.
Geez, do you think Sarah planned it or the producer? Your PDS is in overdrive.
If it’s “ham-fisted” it’s on Mr. Bannon, not Governor Palin, who didn’t pick the venue. Or are you someone who believes in Palin conspiracy theories?
You have ticked me off. The only thing on this thread is you being an a$$. I will wait til it is reposted to bother reading any further. Please just stay off Sarah threads.
Your posts makes no sense at all freedumb....given the facts outweigh your comments greatly. She’s got a huge following many who are heavy hitters.
Palin doesn’t have to pull “stunts” for attention....she simply arrives on any scene and her supporters will be there time and again...and equally as much the media.
BTW the town is delighted beyond measure this is taking place there. She hasn’t “tied up” this little community...they’ve rolled out the red carpet for her arrival and that of those permoting this documentary.
It’s laughable to suggest Palin is doing this to mess with the media’s heads....their heads are already beyond messed up.....Palin brings some otherwise sanity to their confusion.
>>PS, I REALLY like Cain. Hope hes on the ticket; good man.<<
Please see the other posts I have put on this thread as what they are. There are people, much less intelligent than you, who think attack is the same as argumentation.
I can’t help but point out to the world that they are no help to Gov. Palin. And, I get a little testy (which is why I wanted you to know I really appreciated your thoughts).
I am 100% sure that when we are done with the preliminaries you and I will be there together making sure the Conservative candidates and agenda go forward.
*sigh* Please forgive me for what you may see in the next few posts (until I just hop off the thread in exasperation)
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