January 24, 2020, 14:10 PM
With the Sundance Film Festival 2020 opening today, we decided to take a closer look at the “Boys State” screening in the U.S. Documentary Competition, a work that promises to be a political, coming-of-age film examining the well being of the American democracy. The documentary covers an unusual trial: The gathering of a thousand 17-year-old boys in Texas who band together to build a representative government from the ground up. Produced and directed by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine, “Boy’s State” hones in on the story of four boys of diverse background as they attempt to establish a governor.