Individual tickets for the American Film Institute's annual documentary festival are now available to purchase with the premiers of Apple documentaries 'Dads' and ‘Boys State’ amongst the US only virtual festival highlights.
This years festival - which runs June 17th through June 21st - will open with A24 and Apple Sundance Grand Dury Prize winning documentary 'Boys State', followed by a Q&A with the films directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine.
The documentary film follows a group of teenage boys at an annual civics program hosted by the American Legion in Austin, Texas, where attendees create a mock government and campaign for leadership and party platforms. Exploring politics through a coming-of-age lens, the result reveals American democracy and political division at its most hopeful and terrifying moments.
'Dads' will also premier at AFI Docs just a day before its release on Apple TV+ followed by a discussion about the film. The directorial feature-length debut from Bryce Dallas Howard - produced by father Ron Howard - explores contemporary fatherhood through testimonies and wisdom from famous funny men and combines those antidotes with portraits of non-celebrity dads from around the world - including Brazil, Japan and the United States.
Film screenings will be streamed at docs.afi.com with limited tickets for individual screenings available to purchase for $8. Screen passes are also available for $50 and grant access to the documentary festival's entire lineup.
No official release date has yet been made public for 'Boys State' on Apple TV+ whilst 'Dads' will be available to subscribers just prior to Fathers Day on June 19th.