For this summer Apple has a series of premieres to keep us in front of the screens. Along with interesting announcements with new proposals such as, now the platform announces the launch of “Boys State”, a new documentary that will hit Apple TV + in August, days after her limited film debut in the coming weeks.
Prior to its commercial premiere, “Boys State” was presented at various film festivals in which it received recognitions such as the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at the Sundance 2020 Film Festival. the company paid 10 million dollars for the rights to the documentary, a fairly conservative figure compared to the $ 120 million he paid this week for Will Smith’s latest upcoming film, and one that certainly left no one indifferent.
Apple TV + to air documentary on teens creating their own state government
The proposal of Boys State covers a one-week annual program in which 1,100 17-year-old male adolescents in Texas participate in an exercise drill to build their own state government. For several weeks, the activity was followed by filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely following the growing tensions that arise within a particularly fascinating government career.
In the scenes you can see the perspectives of teenagers like Ben, a conservative arch-conservative Reagan lover who overflows with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive. son of Mexican immigrants who fight for their convictions.
This mix of circumstances revealed in “Boys State” has recreated, according to the documentary team, “a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our national political divisions often discouraging, yet they manage to plant seeds of hope. ”
The technical equipment necessary for production also includes names such as Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs who participated as one of the film’s executive producers.
Like many of the Apple TV + proposals, “Boys State” promises content of extraordinary quality that seeks to generate reflection in contemporary situations.