Girls State

Dirs. Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss; 2023

Showings

Jesse Auditorium Thu, Feb 29 4:15 PM
Q&A with directors Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss
Missouri Theatre Sun, Mar 3 12:30 PM
Q&A with directors Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss
Film Info
Original Language:English
Subtitles:None

Description

Missouri teen girls spend a week building a government from the ground up, but as they start to notice differences with their male counterparts, discontent emerges. Long: Every summer, teenage girls from across Missouri spend a week building a government from the ground up. Coming from different ends of the political and socioeconomic spectrum, they all share a passion for reimagining the future of America. The filmmakers behind Boys State (T/F 2020) return to the world of teen politics to capture the 2022 program - the first time in history that Girls State and Boys State take place simultaneously on the same campus. With rumors of Roe v. Wade being overturned in the real world, the stakes feel higher than ever for these ambitious and dedicated young women. As the days unfold and rumblings from the Boys program make their way across campus, discontent begins to emerge over the disparities between the two. An exhilarating portrait of our political landscape and the pivotal issue of gender equality. (CT)