“Roseanne for President!” centers around the famous, controversial comedian Roseanne Barr during her run for president in 2012. Despite Roseanne making people laugh for a living, her campaign was not a joke, as she aimed to be a voice for the working. The film not only provides a glimpse into the strange world of “other” party politics, but it also paints a revealing portrait of Roseanne’s life and career.
In the above clip, we see Roseanne address a crowd of her supporters. Her passionate speech dispels of criticisms one might have of her running for president as a publicity stunt, as she jokingly acknowledges that her political views might’ve ended her career anyway.
“Roseanne for President!” will make its world premiere April 18 at the Tribeca Film Festival.