While political junkies wont find much new material, Broomfield makes this journey into American politics both fun and terrifying. From a commercial for a Pray Away the Gay event (backed by Palins church), to interviewees confessing that theyre scared of retaliation from Palins hard-core supporters (called the Flying Monkeys) for speaking out, to the suggestion that Palin became mayor of Wasilla by spreading rumors that her competitor, Joe Stein, was Jewish, the film often reveals more about her supporters than it does the Mama Grizzly herself.
Sarah Palin: You Betcha! opens tonight at the Denver FilmCenter. Tickets are $8 to $9.75. Check www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456 for showtimes.
Oct. 14-20, 2011