"The Mask You Live In" Screening
Penny and Bill George and the George Family Foundation,
and Maureen Pelton and Charlie Hartwell,
invite you to join them for the screening of
The Mask You Live In
(Click here to watch the trailer)
7:00 PM The Mask You Live In screening
The Fitzgerald Theater
10 East Exchange Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
- Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Writer, Director, Producer, The Mask You Live In
- Ashanti Branch, Mentor and Executive Director, The Ever Forward Club (featured in the film)
- Joe Ehrmann, Founder, Coach for America (featured in the film)
- John J. Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
- Moderator: Brian Newhouse, Minnesota Public Radio
To purchase your ticket, click here.
About the film:
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 groups, and even the adults in their lives, the Film's protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify 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 do better to raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. To learn more, please visit www.therepresentationproject.org.