Arpaio documentary 'The Joe Show' to debut at Sedona Film Festival

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A new documentary is about to be released featuring Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but he's not too impressed with it.

"The Joe Show" is a new documentary on Maricopa County's famous sheriff -- famous for being tough on prisoners, famous for his sometimes shocking treatment of inmates.

You would think that the sheriff, a guy who jumps at any opportunity to be on camera, would love a film about him, but apparently Arpaio is giving the film two thumbs down.

"Eight years in production, I think they could've done a better job," he said.

Arpaio claims the documentary is a "hit piece" on his character.

"This isn't a movie, it's a documentary," he said. "I've had numerous documentaries on me. This is nothing new."

The film talks to some of the sheriff's harshest critics.

The director of "The Joe Show" talked with 3TV.
"It's a story about democracy and a lot of people have a lot to say about where's democracy going," Randy Murray said.

Love him or hate him, it's just another day in the life of "The Joe Show."

"You think this is unusual? For me? It doesn't bother me at all," Arpaio said.

The film will debut at the Sedona International Film Festival, which begins Feb. 22.