The film Paperboys was released in the Spring of 2001. The project began as a curious look at the state of the American paper route and quietly evolved into an intimate look at this institution as tradition rather than a simple boyhood occupation. The film observes the daily routines of five boys who maintain the classic, bicycle-delivered paper route. The discipline imposed by the job helps shape the young men’s value system preparing them for future responsibility, time and money management, community participation, and ultimately, adulthood.
Directed by Mike Mills