8.2 10
2014 100min

The Joe Show

  • English

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Eight years in the making, The Joe Show is a shocking and wildly entertaining documentary about America’s most controversial Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and his ringmaster’s approach to modern media, politics and law enforcement. Joe's desire for fame changes democracy forever and the voters cheer as ratings soar. The Joe Show explores how Joe uses media and his role as Sheriff to make himself the most famous law enforcement officer in the world.

AWARDS: Audience Award. Big Easy International Festival/ Best Documentary. Phoenix Film Festival/ Activism Award. Sedona International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Luxembourg City Film Festival

The Joe Show, The most famous and controversial sheriff in America

The Joe Show is an exclusive behind the scenes experience in Joe Arpaio’s relationship with the media as he transforms himself from an unknown police officer into the most famous and controverted sheriff of the United States.

Famous for his implacable law enforcement on illegal immigration and for having an improvised prison in the middle of the desert, Joe has been accused of the violations of basic human rights several times, yet he has been continuously elected since 1992 as the Sheriff of the Maricopa County, in Arizona.

His power is said to come from a clever use of media attention, including a TV show starring him and Steven Seagal. His media director is a key interviewee in this film, as well of a series of colleagues, opponents and critics. The film is a must-see when it comes to debate the entertaining nature of democracy nowadays.

Crew

Randy Murray
Director

Cast

Joe Arpaio
Himself
Larry King
Himself
Ted Nugent
Himself