The Town that Shot the Sheriff

Feature Documentary – In Production

When a destructive fossil-fuel project threatens to unravel life of small rural communities Upstate New York, residents look for inspiration in a flamboyant rebellion staged by their ancestors. They rise up against corporate power and make bizarre disguises, spooky leather masks and long robes of calico fabric, in the tradition of local 19th century farmers who fought for their land. Defending their rights and their environment, modern-day, ordinary Americans discover the power of their community and their progressive history.

A co-production of Third Party Films and Calico Films
Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts

Directed by Victoria Kupchinetsky

Cinematography Joe Bender, Arseni Troitsky