The Film Clubby
Building empathy through the language of film
Welcome to NAE’s new Film Club, a monthly virtual film series focused on immigrant filmmakers and subject matters related to the immigrant experience in America. Each month we’ll screen one movie for free and then host a virtual discussion with a key member of the film team to discuss themes of immigration.
RSVP today for our next film screening, Boys State!
The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Boys State is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope. An Apple Original Films and A24 release.
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