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Framed through the lens of the recent sheriff election in Frederick, Maryland, The Sheriff presents an expertly crafted portrayal of endemic polarization in contemporary US politics. The fierce electoral battle between conservative incumbent Chuck Jenkins and moderate Democrat Karl Bickel not only provides a broad analysis and sterling entertainment, but their small-town microcosm thoughtfully illustrates the profound chasm that is reflective of wider American society, and is particularly poignant within the context of the country’s current controversies surrounding policing.


(Copy written by Roisin Geraghty)





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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    97 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Director
    Grace Sweeney
  • Producer
    Trevor Birney, Michael Fanning, Grace Sweeney, Sinead Ingoldsby
  • Cinematographer
    Nickolas Rossi
  • Editor
    Paul Devlin
  • Composer
    Ray Harman