Boys State

Dir: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss
109mins   2020   US   12A   English    F-Rated

With LIVE satellite Q&A

The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual programme in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government.

'An outstanding documentary ... it has you wondering how much politics is like Lord of the Flies' - Amy Nicholson, FilmWeek

'Some of these boys are already as hard-faced and cynical as velociraptors. Some are gentle and sweet natured. Some are even shown changing their minds. It's an amazing spectacle' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Thu 29 October