New Chicago resident Rosie O’Donnell makes her first film screening appearance Jan. 20 at the Chicago premiere of “You’ve Been Trumped”, a doc about her long-time nemesis Donald Trump, at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
“Trumped” tells how a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on the celebrity tycoon as he buys up one of Scotland’s last wilderness areas to build a $1.2 billion, 1,400 acre golf resort.
Directed by Anthony Baxter, a former BBC and CBS journalist, will appear in person at the screenings and O’Donnell will field the post-screening Q&A portion.
O’Donnell took great delight this week by tweeting two thumbs up for the doc.
“Just finished watching “You’ve Been Trumped” – amazing new documentary – a must see 4 all,” O’Donnell tweeted, before sending fans to a YouTube trailer for the Scottish film.
Michael Moore personally picked “You’ve Been Trumped” to play in his Traverse City Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize.
The O’Donnell-Trump grudge began in 2006 when O’Donnell criticized Trump, major owner of the pageant organization, for “pardoning” Miss USA, Tara Conner, who was revealed having a drug and drinking problem, and allowing her to keep her crown.
Thereafter, ugly tweets flew fast and furiously between them. O’Donnell famously slammed Trump as a “snake oil salesman, while he fired back that the daytime TV host was a “bully” and a “loser.”
At the Gene Siskel Film , 164 N. State, 8:15 p.m. with O’Donnell; second screening Jan. 22 at 5:15; director Baxter present at both screenings.
Tickets are $11/general admission, $7/students, and $6/Film Center members. Purchase through Ticketmaster, or call 800-982-2787.