Saturday, June 25, 2011
TheIowaRepublican.com moved this earlier today ...
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 25, 2011)– Victory Film Group (www.victoryfilmgroup.com) and ARC Entertainment announced today that Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd will attend the premiere of The Undefeated at the historic Pella Opera House on Tuesday June 28 at 5pm Central Time in Pella, Iowa. Immediately after the showing, Victory Film Group and ARC Entertainment will host a traditional Iowa cookout to thank the Pella Opera House and the people of Pella.
In accepting the invitation to attend the premiere, Sarah Palin stated, “We are very excited to visit historic Pella and its opera house and look forward to seeing the finished film for the first time with fellow Americans from the heartland.”
Responding to the Palin’s announcement that they will attend the Iowa premiere, Larry Peterson, Chairman of the Board of the Pella Opera House said, “We look forward to hosting Governor Palin and her husband, Todd, at our beloved opera house as we welcome them to our community.”
“We are incredibly excited about Governor Palin and her husband Todd’s attendance at a location that speaks to the basic core values of The Undefeated,” said Stephen K. Bannon, the writer and director of the film.
“We are delighted that Governor Palin and her husband Todd have accepted our invitation to join us at the Iowa premiere of what we believe is a truly moving and extraordinary film,” said Trevor Drinkwater, CEO of ARC Entertainment, the film’s worldwide distributor.
The film begins its national rollout exclusively in AMC Theatres in 10 cities the week of July 15th. The film will debut in Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Atlanta, Orange County, Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis, and Kansas City, with plans to take it nationwide in additional markets thereafter.
The Undefeated features leading prominent political commentators Mark Levin, Tammy Bruce and Andrew Breitbart as well as conservative activists Kate Obenshein, Sonnie Johnson and Jamie Radtke. Additionally, the film features interviews with Alaskan civil servants, elected officials and advisors who were involved in Alaskan politics during Governor Palin’s tenure.
The Undefeated, which was written and directed by Stephen K. Bannon and produced by Bannon and Victory Film Group co-founder Glenn Bracken Evans and Dan Fleuette, chronicles Sarah Palin’s rise from obscurity to national prominence.
About Victory Film Group
Victory Film Group develops, produces and distributes documentaries and films that address today’s leading political, socioeconomic and cultural issues while incorporating the conservative perspective.
Friday, June 24, 2011
British betting site gives Bachmann best odds of winning Iowa Caucuses; Obama at 1 to 2 for general election
The British bookmaking site Ladbrokes.com handicaps the Iowa GOP Presidential Caucuses with Waterloo native and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in the lead spot at 5 to 2. (Bet $200 to win $500)
Michele Bachmann 5/2
Tim Pawlenty 3/1
Mitt Romney 7/2
Sarah Palin 7/1
Jon Huntsman 8/1
Herman Cain 8/1
Rick Perry 8/1
Rick Santorum 20/1
Newt Gingrich 25/1
Ron Paul 25/1
Gary Johnson 33/1
Here is how Ladbrokes handicaps the general election -- giving President Obama Triple Crown horse odds of 1/2 -- and dropping Mrs. Bachmann into the long-shot arena.
Barack Obama 1/2
Mitt Romney 5/1
Tim Pawlenty 12/1
Rick Perry 14/1
Jon Huntsman 20/1
Michele Bachmann 25/1
Sarah Palin 33/1
Herman Cain 40/1
Rudy Giuliani 50/1
Ron Paul 66/1
Newt Gingrich 66/1
Rick Santorum 100/1
Gary Johnson 100/1
And here are Ladbrokes' odds on the identity of the Republican presidential nominee ...
Mitt Romney 11/8
Tim Pawlenty 4/1
Rick Perry 5/1
Michele Bachmann 8/1
Jon Huntsman 10/1
Sarah Palin 14/1
Rudy Giuliani 20/1
Herman Cain 20/1
Newt Gingrich 33/1
Ron Paul 40/1
Rick Santorum 66/1
Gary Johnson 66/1
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Thursday said it is time for the United States to “fundamentally rethink” the “so-called” war on terror.
“We need to get out of these large-scale conflicts, refocus our efforts on smaller operations, intelligence-gathering, law enforcement, and cooperating with our allies,” Harkin said.
In a conference call with the Daily Times Herald and other media on Thursday, Harkin said the Obama administration’s planned draw-down in Afghanistan, announced by the president on Wednesday, is too small.
“I don’t think the president’s proposal to withdraw 10,000 troops is enough,” Harkin said.
Making a case that the United States and allies had made significant progress, Obama said 10,000 troops would be pulled from Afghanistan by the end of the year with another 23,000 returning from the conflict there in 2012 — leaving 68,000 in Afghanistan.
Read the full story in The Carroll Daily Times Herald.
Campaigns & Elections magazine this month named Carroll High School alum Ben Nuckels as one of its 2011 Rising Stars — one of the most prestigious honors in politics.
The award goes to a select group of operatives age 35 and under who have an established track record of achievement in political consulting or advocacy and the promise to achieve greatness.
Nuckels, 32, a vice president at Joe Slade White & Company, is a son of Steve and Marsha Nuckels of Carroll. Ben Nuckels lives in Oconomowoc, Wis., between Madison and Milwaukee.
Read the full story at The Carroll Daily Times Herald website
ARC ENTERTAINMENT & VICTORY FILMS TO PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIER OF THE UNDEFEATED AT PELLA OPERA HOUSE IN PELLA, IOWA
Documentary about Gov. Sarah Palin will be shown at 111-year-old historic Midwestern landmark
SANTA MONICA – Victory Film Group (www.victoryfilmgroup.com) and ARC Entertainment announced today the premier of The Undefeated at the Pella Opera House in Pella, Iowa on Tuesday June 28, at 5 p.m. Central.
The Undefeated, which was written and directed by Stephen K. Bannon and produced by Bannon and Victory Film Group co-founder Glenn Bracken Evans and Dan Fleuette, chronicles Sarah Palin’s rise from obscurity to national prominence. ARC Entertainment is the film’s worldwide distributor.
“The community of Pella encapsulates what Iowa and the Heartland are all about. Steve Bannon certainly found a location that has the ‘Iowa-ness’ he was searching for,” stated Craig Robinson, editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com.
Built in 1900, the Pella Opera House is presently a non-profit founded by area leaders committed to bringing the finest performances to the venue. During the preceding 111 years, the Pella Opera House building has served many functions including headquarters for the Women’s Federated Club, as well as showing the country’s first silent movies at the beginning of the motion picture industry.