The Joe Show (2014) Trailer
Trailer for The Joe Show.
Self-identified as America’s toughest sheriff, 81-year-old Joe Arpaio lays down the law in Maricopa County, Arizona. Infamous for his media stunts—female inmate chain gangs, prisoners on parade in pink boxers and the investigation into President Obama’s birth certificate—as much as his hard-line policies on immigration law and the prison system, Sheriff Arpaio has defended his office through six elections. Featuring Joe, his media spokesperson Lisa Allen, and interviews with Noam Chomsky, Steven Seagal and Larry King, The Joe Show spans eight years in which director Randy Murray closely follows this Arizona gang that seemingly gets away with everything and still gets voted in. A fascinating and important reflection on America’s quintessential “Teflon” politician, The Joe Show reveals the insidious influence that today’s media have on the politics of the people.