Makers of Palin film scouting Iowa premiere venues


June 17th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The filmmaker behind a new documentary on Republican Sarah Palin says his team is scouting Iowa farms, town squares and other casual settings for the upcoming premiere of “The Undefeated.” Stephen Bannon says he wants to debut the film somewhere that captures the “Iowa-ness of it all” and connects it to the message of populist “grit and tenacity” he’s delivering about Palin. It traces Palin’s life from before she became Alaska governor past her GOP campaign for the vice presidency.

Bannon insisted Friday that Palin had no editorial role in making the film. He says plans for debuting it in coming weeks in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina – all presidential nominating contest battlegrounds – is about building movie buzz and not coordinated with any possible Palin 2012 bid.