THE MASK YOU LIVE IN

Presented by Maine Women's Network

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.

- See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/the-mask-you-live-in/about-the-film/#sthash.kXl0jRBa.dpuf

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.

- See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/the-mask-you-live-in/about-the-film/#sthash.kXl0jRBa.dpuf

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.

Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Starring Caroline Heldman

NR | USA | 2015 | 97 min

Funds raised through the screening of "The Mask You Live In" will help support New Hope for Women’s violence prevention and response programming offered in schools in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties. New Hope for Women Youth Educators provide classroom presentations on topics related to violence prevention and healthy relationships, offer individual advocacy to victims of teen dating violence as well as students living with domestic violence at home, and lead separate support and education groups for boys and for girls. (www.NewHopeforWomen.org)

Show Dates & Times:

3/12/16 - Saturday

2:00 pm,
Admission: 

$10/Adults, $5/Students. Available https://nhfw.ejoinme.org/MaskYouLiveIn through March 11, then will be available at the door. Doors at 1:30pm.

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