A cross-section of topics ranging from Sarah Palin to 'Human Centipede II' hit indieWIRE's coverage Tuesday. Werner Herzog hit the airwaves on Stephen Colbert's show, while the 'Texting-gate' continued a silent roar after Austin's Alamo Drafthouse gave a patron the boot for taking out an electronic device during a film. In other biz, Fox Searchlight picked up 'Tree of Life' for the U.K., small town Canada gets a new fest and 10 indies that will share in California's $100 million in tax subsidies.
- Conservative Critic Calls Sarah Palin Doc 'Excruciating.' Last month, indieWIRE reported on the two-hour Sarah Palin-sanctioned documentary feature, 'The Undefeated,' which has been crafted to boost her pre-presidential campaign (and counter the HBO Palin-McCain biopic' Game Change'). Directed by conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, the film has been making the rounds among a select pool of critics and conservative bloggers. The verdict? Decidedly mixed.