The Mask You Live In

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
7:00 PM, Friday, September 16, 2016 PST
Location: Tacoma - CSL (click for map)

This film maintains that many gender traits are a social construct and that the images of men that boys receive at home and from television, films, sports and video games “encourages them to be stoic, dominant and to resolve conflicts with violence.” – Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom

“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.  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.

Join us for a discussion on the impacts today’s culture has on boys and men, and what masculinity really means in the 21st century.

Release Year: 2015

Running Time: 97 min

Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom

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