The Sundance Film Festival winner looks like an entertaining yet gripping watch.
In the 'Boys State' trailer above, we can see that the documentary will unfold something that looks very American. Much like moments we've seen in various US TV shows and movies over the decades, A24's newest documentary follows thousands of high school seniors who, during a week-long annual program in Texas, gather for an elaborate mock exercise in building their own state government.
The winner of this year's Grand Jury Prize for documentary at the Sundance Film Festival was co-directed and co-produced by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine, who have worked together on a number of projects ('The Bandit', 'Speedo', and 'The Overnighters').
The newest A24 film - the production company known for the likes of 'Midsommar', 'The Lighthouse', and 'The Lobster' among many other fantastic movies - will arrive in select US theatres at the end of July before launching globally on Apple TV+ later this August.
Here's a brief synopsis for the documentary:
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.
'Boys State' will be available on Apple TV+ Friday, August 14.