Conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon is set to release a film about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in June, reports RealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy.
The film, which aims to hit the re-set button on the public’s perception of the former vice presidential candidate, does not feature an interview with Palin directly, but is narrated in-part by audio from Palin’s reading of her book “Going Rogue.”
The film, which Bannon took great pains to keep a secret, featured never-before-seen footage of Palin and was shown exclusively to RealClearPolitics, writes Conroy.
The film focuses mostly on Palin’s early career and begins with a wave of Palin’s more famous critics, including actress Rosie O’Donnell, comedian Louis C.K., and talk show host David Letterman. Conroy writes:
Divided into three acts, the film makes the case that despite the now cliched label, Palin was indeed a maverick who confronted the powerful forces lined up against her to achieve wide-ranging success in a short period of time. The second part of the film's message is just as clear, if more subjective: that Sarah Palin is the only conservative leader who can both build on the legacy of the Reagan Revolution and bring the ideals of the tea party movement to the Oval Office.
News of the film also comes as former Palin aide Frank Bailey’s tell-all “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin” hits bookshelves. The book is based on the more than 50,000 e-mails he wrote or received from Palin.