The Town that Shot the Sheriff

Feature Doc, In Production
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Directed by Victoria Kupchinetsky

Co-Directed by Joe Bender

Produced by Misha Gutkin & Maxim Pozdorovkin

Cinematography Joe Bender, Arseni Troitsky

When a destructive fossil-fuel project threatens to unravel life of small rural communities Upstate New York, residents look for inspiration to 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