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"Boys State" follows high school juniors as they head to the Texas Boys State leadership program, uncovering the political motivations behind the next generation of American voters.
The two-and-a-half minute trailer gives a little background on the titular program, Boys State, but mostly serves to introduce you to a few of the characters viewers will become acquainted with. The series is slated to hit Apple TV on August 14, with a potential release to select theaters on July 31.
"Boys State" offers a look into American politics as viewed by the young men who are about to reach voting age. The highly praised Sundance film is a documentary that follows 1,000 17-year-old boys as they attend the titular program hosted by the American Legion.
The Boys State program is a week-long political summer camp of sorts. During the week, high school juniors are divided up into groups, elect municipal officials and representatives, and run mock political functions.
The documentary was directed by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBane, and follows the Texas Boys State program. The focus is on four individual boys of diverse backgrounds and political views. The documentary shows them organizing political events as they campaign for the highest office at the Texas Boys State: governor.
Laurene Powell Jobs, Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg, and Nicole Stott are listed as the film's executive producers.