Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
— “ Boys State”: One of the biggest sales from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this documentary takes us into an American Legion-sponsored leadership experiment where 1,100 teenage boys head to Austin, Texas to “run” for governor. Described as a “political coming-of-age story,” “Boys State,” on Apple TV+ Friday, is an entertaining and eye-opening glimpse at politics, youth and possibly our future.
— “Project Power”: Missing new superhero pics? Netflix has one up its sleeve in “Project Power,” hitting the streamer Friday. From the “Catfish” filmmaking team Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (who also directed the underrated thriller “Nerve,” with Emma Roberts), “Project Power” imagines a world where a pill can give temporary superpowers. Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star.
— Hit the road with Wim Wenders: German director Wim Wenders turns 75 this week and the Criterion Channel is celebrating with a “Directed by” series, available Sunday. In these dog days of quarantine August, whether you’ve escaped for the open road or simply dream of doing so, let Wenders and cinematographer Robby Müller take you on a cinematic road trip with his cadre of lost souls and searchers. My ideal double feature starts with a trip through Germany as a photographer tries to help a young girl find her family in “Alice in the Cities,” and ends in the American southwest as Harry Dean Stanton comes to terms with what he’s lost in “Paris, Texas.”
— AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr
— To Brazil, with love: The icon Gloria Estefan takes on Brazilian sounds on her new album coming out Thursday. The 18-track “Brazil305,” her first release in seven years, includes 14 songs that are new versions of Estefan classics with new arrangements thanks to help from musicians from the Brazilian state Bahia. The album also honors Estefan’s Miami roots — hence 305 in its title — fusing two worlds to create an album full of rhythm and passion.