1900 O Street, Sacramento, CA
Written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, The Mask You Live In explores how America’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large. Research shows that compared to girls, boys are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives. This film gets at the root of our societal problems with toxic masculinity, violence, and the resulting oppression and inequity by exploring the messages boys receive as they grow up.
If you have seen Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s prior film, Miss Representation, you will recall the impact of extreme gender stereotypes on women and girls. The Mask You Live In picks up the conversation where Miss Representation left off, turning the lens to boys and unveiling how gender norms affect boys, men, and society as well.
Check here for more information about the film and project: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/the-mask-you-live-in/
Bring a snack or dessert to share. No alcohol or drugs.