Boys State



Home Viewing Tue, Jul 28, 2020 7:00 PM
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Film Info
Program:Special Screenings
Virtual Cinema
Culture & Society
Women Directors
Release Year:2020
Runtime:109 min
Festivals & Awards:2020 Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize Documentary
Print Source:Apple / A24
Director:Amanda McBaine
Jesse Moss
Executive Producer:Laurene Powell Jobs
Davis Guggenheim
Jonathan Silberberg
Nicole Scott
Producer:Amanda McBaine
Jesse Moss
Cinematographer:Thorsten Thielow
Editor:Jeff Gilbert
Composer:T. Griffin
Filmography:The Overnighters (2014)


MSP Film Society FREE Members Only Virtual Sneak Preview Screening!

FREE Members Only Sneak Preview Screening of Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss's 2020 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Documentary winner Boys State on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00pm (CT). A recorded Q&A with the filmmakers follows the screening.

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About the Film

The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Boys State is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope. An Apple Original Films and A24 release.

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