February 23, 2012, 9:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Cinematheque108, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC Political Student Assembly, USC Political Science Undergraduate Association and Freestyle Releasing invite you and a guest to a screening of

Sarah Palin: You Betcha!

Directed by Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill
Produced by Marc Hoeferlin

9:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 23rd, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

About Sarah Palin: You Betcha!

Nick Broomfield's quest for the real Sarah Palin.

This involves battling the icy snows of Alaska in mid winter, the school friends, family, and Republican colleagues that in previous days gave their heart, soul and belief, to the charismatic, charming, intoxicating ex hockey mum.

But it's not all plain sailing. People are frightened to talk, Wasilla makes Twin Peaks look like a walk in the park. It's a devout evangelical community - 76 churches with a population of only 6 thousand, and the Crystal meth capitol of Alaska.

Who are the flying monkeys, the enemies, the friends, and most importantly - are you with her or against her? Join the quest and for Christ's sake buy some thermals!

Provided courtesy of Freestyle Releasing. Not rated. Running time: 91 minutes.

To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.


Director's Statement

Sarah Palin, in her cute leather outfits and pointy shoes, the stuff of evangelical and other fantasies, represents a gigantic shift not only within the new emerging Republican Party, but our whole political landscape.

The enlightenment notion of rational debate on practical issues to find the best solution in a democracy is being replaced with a romantic idealism on the right that has nothing to do with logic or fact. Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, with the help of Rupert Murdoch, Fox TV, and the Koch brothers, are leading this change.

-- Nick Broomfield

About the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics

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The Institute operates a number of activities in four broad program areas: Unruh Adjunct Lecturers; Student Internships, Scholarships and Awards; Lectures, Conferences and Political Practitioners; Unruh Undergraduate Scholars.

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About the USC Political Science Undergraduate Association

The USC Political Science Undergraduate Association is a non-partisan, student-run organization that enhances the educational experience of all political science majors and minors by serving as their formal liaison to department officials. By coordinating politically-inspired discussions and activities, the PSUA carries the department’s curriculum beyond the classroom. Working in conjunction with political science professors and alumni, the PSUA provides its members with unparalleled access to a breadth of resources that ensure preparedness for life beyond USC.

About Cinematheque108

Cinematheque108 is an alternative screening series sponsored by the Critical Studies Department at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. The series offers a rare selection of events that highlight noteworthy experimental, documentary, and/or foreign films, many of which can not be seen anywhere else. Cinematheque108 is an educational forum that aims to expand understanding of alternative film and media. All screenings are free of charge.

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