Boys State

A political coming-of-age story, Boys State examines the health of American democracy through an unusual experiment in which a thousand 17-year-old boys from across the state of Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up. High minded ideals collide with low down dirty tricks as four boys of diverse backgrounds and political views navigate the challenges of organizing political parties, shaping consensus and campaigning for the highest office at Texas Boys State - Governor.

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Credits

Directors:

Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss

Cinematographer:

Thorsten Thielow

Editor:

Jeff Gilbert

Music:

T. Griffin

Principal Cast:

Steven Garza, Rene Otero, Ben Feinstein, Robert Macdougall

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Jennifer McGrath
jennifer_mcgrath@apple.com
424-326-4527

Sales Agent:

Josh Braun

Details

Primary Entry:
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Year:

2020

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Festival Favorites

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

106 mins