Feature Programs

When We Were Boys

World premiere

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, 7 p.m. ET

Goodman's latest feature, When We Were Boys, about the adolescent culture at an elite private boys' school, is produced by Nomad Films in association with documentary, and will premier at Hot Docs in May 2009. At an elite private boys' school, students make and lose friends, create a pecking order, and begin their individual paths to manhood. The adolescent culture of boys lies beneath the surface, an emotional world often unspoken to each other or to the adults around them. The boys and the adults sometimes seem to exist on separate planes. 'To whom much is given, much is expected' is impressed upon this privileged group, but their thoughts are elsewhere.