Paulette Jordan Plans to Run Again, She Says At Documentary Screening 

Documentary covering Paulette Jordan brings 150 to Boise’s Egyptian Theatre

Paulette Jordan told a crowd of 150 at Boise's Egyptian Theatre that she plans to run for office again. - LEE ZAHIR
  • Lee Zahir
  • Paulette Jordan told a crowd of 150 at Boise's Egyptian Theatre that she plans to run for office again.

Paulette Jordan was the bearer of good news for her fans on Wednesday, July 17. After introducing the film Paulette, and answering a few questions, she was asked the question on everyone’s mind: will she run again?

“Without a doubt. Because everyone worked too damn hard for us to get this far. I’m so thankful for the things everyone has done,” Jordan said.

There were nearly 150 people in attendance for the Boise debut of Paulette at the Egyptian Theatre. The film follows Jordan on her journey across Idaho as she attempts to awaken a passion for change in voters. It shows Jordan onstage speaking of Idaho’s policies and at home with her two boys. The film focused on the positive aspects of a campaign.

“My favorite part of the film is that there was no sense of antagonism,” said filmmaker and producer Russell Friendenberg, husband to Heather Rae, the director of Paulette.

Rae said she intended to create a documentary that not only showcased Jordan’s impact on politics in Idaho during 2018 but also Jordan’s love for all things, including finding common ground with others.

“As a mother I’m very humanized, also as someone who is from this land I’m very humanized and I really just want to draw that out in people because that’s something we miss,” Jordan said. “We lack understanding that we should eliminate all the barriers when it comes down to putting each other in boxes such as seeing race, gender and ideologies.”

After the film Jordan and Friedenberg stepped on stage to do a question and answer session with the audience. The questions, which were taken from the audience beforehand, questioned Jordan’s plans for the future as well as what she’s been working on recently.


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