Apple and A24 have partnered to buy the Sundance documentary “Boys State,” Variety has confirmed. The sale, for $10 million, represents one of the biggest pacts ever for a non-fiction film.
“Boys State,” a political coming-of-age story, follows annual rite of passage in which a thousand teenage boys from across Texas come together to build a representative government from the ground up. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance, in the shadow of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump and fierce partisan squabbling in D.C.
The pact is for global rights. “Boys State” was directed and produced by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine (“The Overnighters”).