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Boys State


Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “Boys State” is an 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. From AP: “not only a portrait of some serious-minded youths, but how their world views, morals and political beliefs have been molded by what’s happening in the country.”

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From Josephine Livingstone at New Republic:

“…a depressingly accurate microcosm of the American electoral circus…helpful-if only as a cautionary tale about what extracurriculars not to enroll your kids in.” Full Review

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