WINNER - Sundance Film Festival 2020 U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize – Best Film
Set in Texas, Boys State follows a program that teaches high school students about civics by putting them through the weeklong immersion of a mock election. We follow students whose politics range from conservative to liberal as they test their ideals against the necessity of winning votes.
The program has a long history of luminous alumni including Bill Clinton, Cory Booker and Samuel Alito. The young men who stand out in Boys State feel like they could rise to the same heights of future leadership.