Movies that Matter: Film Screenings for Schools

Boys State


Thursday, October 1, 2020
7:30 – 8:30 pm

Special screening event and live Q&A

The winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Boys State is an entertaining and 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 and, in the process, 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.

Q&A featuring: Directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine and film subject, Steven Garza.

Film access begins at 3:30 pm EST; live virtual Q&A at 7:30 pm EST

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René Otero/Photo Courtesy of Apple