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Through The Lens - BOYS STATE

Boys State

Join the Tanner Center For Human Rights and Utah Film Center for the upcoming Through The Lens event with a FREE livestream of the film BOYS STATEListen to RadioWest’s recent pre-film interview with Boys State filmmakers Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss here.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:30pm

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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 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.

Last Updated: 3/31/21