The Mask You Live In

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Film Info
Program:Community Screen
Tags:Documentary
Culture & Society
Release Year:2015
Runtime:100 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Tugg
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc45-ptHMxo
Cast/Crew
Director:Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Producer:Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Cinematographer:John Behrens
Editor:Jessica Congdon
Composer:Eric Holland

Description

Presented by Your Local Community

Pre-sales for this event are full, a limited number of tickets will be available at the box office.

Your voice is valuable! What speaks to you and what misses the mark? After the film screening, please join us for drinks, light appetizers, or dessert afterwards to discuss the documentary at Wilde Café & Spirits until 11PM.

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.


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