27 years after ROSEANNE BARR’s groundbreaking sitcom “Roseanne” became the #1 show on television, ROSEANNE FOR PRESIDENT! brings you the story of the Emmy Award-winning actress and trailblazing comedian’s 2012 gonzo campaign for president of the United States. Having written and created a sitcom that changed the cultural landscape by revolutionizing what Americans think of family, class, race, gender, and gay rights, Roseanne is uniquely qualified to fix – well, everything.
Through the warped lens of the Barr Campaign, this surreal dark comedy examines the impact Roseanne’s work has had on society and who she is as a person. Fearlessly speaking truth to power comes with a price and Roseanne has taken some bumps and bruises along the way. The movie digs deep into Roseanne’s past, unearthing a personality that even the filmmakers had no idea they would encounter. What begins as a political journey becomes a raw and revealing portrait of a comedic icon.
DIRECTOR: Eric Weinrib
PRODUCERS: James Moore and Eric Weinrib
CAST: Roseanne Barr, Farheen Hakeem, Michael Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, Tom Smothers
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Roseanne Barr
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nick McKinney, Meghan O’Hara, William O. Perkins III
RELEASE DATE: Friday, July 1 (NY & LA) and on VOD/Digital Platforms.
DISTRIBUTOR: IFC FILMS
TRT: 97 minutes
RATING: The film is not rated.