Palin movie trailer released
July 8th, 2011
09:23 AM ET
8 years ago

Palin movie trailer released

(CNN) - A documentary film about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is no longer just for private premiers. Producers of the film released a trailer Friday of the feature-length film set to play throughout the country beginning July 15.

The trailer is a glimpse into the favorable film that tracks Palin's career using home movies and photographs, audio from her memoir "Going Rogue" and interviews with former aides and supporters.

"Like a marine, she runs toward the danger," the trailer says. "The oil execs approached her and said you don't know who you're messing with. It wasn't something that Daddy gave her; it wasn't something the machine prepared the way for."

The movie, directed and produced by Steve Bannon, was previously screened by reporters and premiered in Iowa last month with Sarah and her husband Todd in attendance.

After the private premieres in early presidential contest states, the film will air in 10 other cities: Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis, Orange Country, California and Kansas City.

Bannon was first approached by Palin, who is still considering a run for the White House in 2012, and her staff after last November's midterm elections. They asked him to produce a series of videos to highlight the former governor's record in Alaska, in an attempt to recover her "maverick" brand and repair the political fallout from her decision to quit the governorship in 2009.

However, Palin was not involved in the film's production and told the audience in Iowa she was "just blown away."

On her Facebook page Wednesday, Palin encouraged the media to view the film, and took her usual swipe.

"You'll learn the facts many of you have failed to report for the last three years as you've continued to do what makes you less and less relevant in our country's discourse," Palin wrote.

- CNN's Kevin Bohn and Peter Hamby contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (245 Responses)
  1. Ed

    Do all the times she's been defeated count in the undefeated part???

    July 8, 2011 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  2. Ed

    Most dishonest woman in America. A criminal liar.

    July 8, 2011 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  3. Sank

    This is getting old. Let Sarah Palin's name be mentioned and it is covered with comments like ants on watermelons. Is it because of her good looks, smarts, and her capabilitie of beating Obama in the Presidential election that you darn Obama Supporters can't stand. Or is it just your cannibalistic instincts to try and take someone down. Give it a break and quit bashing this lady this way.


    July 8, 2011 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    Who Cares!!!

    July 8, 2011 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  5. Pat in IL

    Is the fact that her first child was (what we used to call) "premature"? Does she include in there that she hasn't ever taken on the real responsibility of mothering her children? There is so much more to her life than this fantasy film.

    July 8, 2011 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  6. Stacey

    I love the Palin haters. What do you fear in this woman.


    Palin reminds me of Adolf Hitler. How's that answer for ya?

    July 8, 2011 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  7. ronald malaney

    2012 when unemployment is at 15 %, and Palin wins the presidency, will she blame Obama for 3 years, no because the economy will boom in months if not days. We will get out of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya for real and not half a– . Our forests will not burn in huge infernos.
    I cant wait to see the movie, and then buy bunches of the dvds, to give to my undecided friends, and some of Obama's former voters

    July 8, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  8. Mark-OH!

    Hey Bob in PA . . . I will leave her alone when she leaves me alone. and not a minute sooner.

    July 8, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  9. David

    Wow Dakota, you sure do like to write and comment a hundred times per article about your fave Palin. I will bet you even wear your bangs the same way Palin does. If you can't make your point in one or two posts you certainly aren't going to make it in a few dozen posts. You have stated your point, calm down now, take a break and get comfortable. Easy on your heart, I do care about you, just disagree with you, that's all, it's not personal.

    July 8, 2011 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  10. Wasilla exports

    Hey lower 48... U MAD?!?!?!?!?!?

    July 8, 2011 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  11. trashcup

    Nothing found in 32,000 emails? They sanitized them before they let them out to the public. Why do you think it took three years before they let everyone see the emails? Palin needs publicity in order to generate more sales and income.

    July 8, 2011 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  12. dakota

    You know, after reading the posts, I must admit I'm wrong. Palin is a hateful ignorant person. I see that not. I apologize for my ignorant rhetoric.

    July 8, 2011 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    @ Dakota:

    She approved every single frame of this movie, and the phrase saying"... like a Marine, she runs towards danger," is something she is not disputing, nor is she likely to. If you really seem to think she is a victim of bad press, look at all the things she has served up on a silver platter to turn otherwise open-minded people into confirmed haters. She is obcessed with her image and her celebrity, and she has walked away from virtually every position she has ever been appointed or elected to. She fails to fulfill her obligations even at a basic level ( and I do include her parentling skills amongst them). She has chosen to make them( her family) public fodder, and you are among those that feel sorry for her? No, she is in way over her head, and most people can see she is nothing extraordinary, except at persuading gullible fools to part with their money and subsidize her foolish, petty, vindictive whims. What does she contribute? In a word, nothing. She is the intellectual equivilant of gas: initially loud and offensive, but with very little real substance, and easily dissipated.

    July 8, 2011 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  14. Sam

    dakota sounds like a Palin shill...

    July 8, 2011 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  15. roscoe

    One thing appears obvious.....Dakota is a Palin....Bristol, Sarah, Willow, or SwampMoose, I know not which but Palin has to be her last name. Unless she's one of Todd's hookers.

    July 8, 2011 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  16. Ric

    It is an insult to Marines to be mentioned with Sarah Palin

    July 9, 2011 05:47 am at 5:47 am |
  17. illiviaq

    Alaska here...hope Sarah gets swallowed in her rhetoric about always putting forth every effort in aiding and helping others, as she had done while qualifying for the job of governor within my state....kiviter!

    July 9, 2011 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  18. SurRy

    When will these hillbillies go away?

    July 9, 2011 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  19. The Obama Recession Continues Unabated, Obama Depression on the way

    Way to go Sarah! Still looking good, raking in that money and driving the libtards over the edge (a very short drive there!). Keep rallying the troops for Nov. 2012 and we'll meet in victory when Obama is tossed.

    July 9, 2011 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  20. Annie

    Palin has no appeal for a moderate like me and I am a woman, I prefer a candidate who can articulate ideas, vision and a plan. Until she does that for me she is a non-entity and as far as I can tell, she is just after as much money and attention as she can latch on to.

    July 9, 2011 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
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