This is a donation-based virtual film streaming experience of the film “Boys State”, available on Thursday, September 3rd from 7-11 PM EST only.
YOU MUST RSVP BY THURSDAY 9/3 AT 7PM EST.
ABOUT THE FILM:
An Apple Original Films and A24 Release
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.
|Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine
|Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss