Nov 11 - Nov 19
2020 SHORT LIST: EDITING AWARD
This eye-opening look at American democracy and political division follows a group of high school boys as they create a mock government at an annual civics program hosted by the American Legion in Austin, Texas. Separated into two fictional political parties, the charismatic young subjects have a week to nominate candidates, campaign, and stage an election, demonstrating an almost Machiavellian knack for political maneuvering in the process. Will they follow in the footsteps of past attendees like Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton, and Cory Booker and become the political leaders of tomorrow? (Courtesy of Apple Original Films/A24)
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Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Amanda McBaine (Director/Producer), immediately following the film.
Director: Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine
Executive Producer: Laurene Powell Jobs, Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Scott
Producer: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss
Cinematographer: Thorsten Thielow
Editor: Jeff Gilbert ACE
Music: T. Griffin
US Distributor: Apple Original Films