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Screening is free, but you must register through the link above.

Directed by: Jesse Moss & Amanda McBaine

Runtime: 109 min

Year: 2020

Country: USA

Rated: PG-13

Restrictions: For some strong language, and thematic elements

Language: English

Captions: Closed Captions

Film Type: Documentary

Format: Live Stream


Post-film Q&A (approx 8:50pm) featuring the film's directors moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio

Listen to RadioWest’s recent pre-film interview with Boys State filmmakers Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss here.

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. An Apple Original Films and A24 release.

This virtual screening is hosted on Eventive.org which offers apps for Apple TV and Roku, additionally, you can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet and can “cast” to your TV using a Chromecast, FireTV, Roku, and Apple TV. Wondering how to connect your computer or mobile device to your TV? Check out our overview of wired and wireless options.

Through The Lens screenings are presented in partnership with:

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Grand Jury Prize–2020 Sundance Film Festival

Closed Captions, Featured, Live Stream, Through The Lens

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM9:30 PM MDT