Ernie & Joe

2019 | USA | NR | 96 min.


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Film Info
Friends Only Screenings
Release Year:2019
Runtime:96 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jenifer McShane
Produced by:Andrea Meditch
Cinematography:EJ Enriquez
Editing By:Toby Shimin


A graceful and empathetic look at a new kind of police force, Ernie & Joe is a moving portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, braiding together experiences during Ernie and Joe's daily encounters with people in crisis. These are not your everyday cops; dressed in polos and jeans, brandishing no weapons, they sit down with distraught and potentially violent people to talk. They listen. They take their time. Ernie and Joe are doing the work and walking the walk. Amid heightened scrutiny of police-community relations, and deepening understanding of mental health issues, Jenifer McShane's doc offers proof of an enlightened way forward and is testament to the profound impact of this unique approach. In Person: Director Jenifer McShane, Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro.