Boys State - Then & Now | Apple TV+
Steven, Ben, and René sat down with Boys State documentary directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBlaine to reflect on how they’ve grown since the 2018 summer leadership and citizenship program. Watch the new documentary now on Apple TV apple.co/_BoysState
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. Apple and A24 present Boys State, a Concordia Studio production.
The film is directed and produced by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss through their Mile End Films. The film’s executive producers are Laurene Powell Jobs, Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg and Nicole Stott. Shannon Dill serves as co-executive producer. The filmmaking team includes editor Jeff Gilbert, director of photography Thorsten Thielow and composer T. Griffin.
Subscribe to Apple TV’s ALthe channel: apple.co/AppleTVALthe
Follow Apple TV:
More from Apple TV: apple.co/32qgOEJ
Apple TV+ is a streaming service with original stories from the most creative minds in TV and film. Watch now on the Apple TV app: apple.co/_AppleTVapp
#BoysState #Featurette #AppleTV