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August 21, 2020

At the Movies: A teenage political experiment in ‘Boys State'

AP Film Writer

Directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine scored a home run in taking the audience to a week-long program in Austin, Texas, where 1,100 high school boys attempt to build a mock government.

Teenage political junkies at a leadership conference doesn't seem like the most riveting subject matter for a documentary. As a product of teenage leadership conferences, I assumed that at best, maybe, it could be fodder for a black comedy. But the new documentary “ Boys State ” convinced me otherwise.

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