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Directed by: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss
Texan teens form a mock government in this Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.
Boys State is a wildly entertaining and continually riveting immersion into a week-long annual program in which over 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 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.
A live satellite Q&A with directors Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss will follow this screening.
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