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Boys State + Live Satellite Q & A

Thu 29 Oct 2020

125mins

Texan teens form a mock government in this Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.

£10 / £8 (Friends and Concessions)

Containsinfrequent strong language, moderate sex references, references to bullying

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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 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 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.

This film will be follow by a satellite Q & A with directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine.

 
 
 
Directed By
Amanda McBaine,Jesse Moss
Year Made
USA 2020

Booking Details

29 Oct - 6:15pm