Through The Lens: 'Boys State'

Aug 3, 2020

The cutthroat world of politics goes to high school in Boys State, this month's Through the Lens free film screening.

In Boys State, filmmakers Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss chronicle Austin, Texas’ annual week-long political exercise, as some 1,100 high school seniors – all boys – gather to build their own state government, culminating in the election of one student as governor. It’s a microcosm for the country at large, viewed through the eyes of a whole lot of 17-year-olds. 

NOTE: In order to watch the free online screening of Boys State on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. and join directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine for the Q&A following the screening, please go to UtahFilmCenter.org to register and sign into the screening. 

You can register for the free online screening of Boys State by clicking here.

Watch the trailer for Boys State here.

Through the Lens is a partnership between Radiowest and the Utah Film Center.