Teens get a crash course in governing in ‘Boys State’

Teens get a crash course in governing in ‘Boys State’

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We’re 88Nine’s Justin Barney and Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly. We’re buds, we like cinema — we’re Cinebuds.

Kpolly here. This week on Cinebuds we are talking about a new documentary that won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year. Oooh la la!

Available on AppleTV, “Boys State” takes a look at the summer leadership program that explores the mechanics of American government and politics. The program has been around for about 85 years and allows high school kids to get a feel for how the American political system works, through mock campaigns, elections and other government processes.

“Boys State”

The film focuses on a few personalities over a week in Texas Boys State and we see how the current climate informs these young men and who can rise above and who discovers the roots of their future selves.

When we say “personalities,” we mean it. Oh, man I can’t wait for you to meet Rene!  

Also, among the luminaries who’ve attended Boys State (Corey Booker, Rush Limbaugh and Mr. Jon Bon Jovi) there’s another distinguished attendee that you’ll discover in the podcast.

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