The Mask You Live In

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USA | 2015 | 89 minutes | Jennifer Siebel Newsom

March 10, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Special screening and panel discussion presented by Wholehearted Masculine.
From the team behind Miss Representation comes a new film–and a new movement–which examines and questions America’s narrow definition of masculinity in order to illustrate how our society can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

$12 all seats. No discounts, passes, or voucher for this sepecial event.


Post film panel discussion featuring:
Ashanti Branch, M.Ed - Executive Director, The Ever Forward Club – and featured in the film.
Lorenzo Cooper, Alumni and Mentor, The Ever Forward Club
Will Keepin, PhD and Rev. Cynthia Brix: Co-Directors, Gender Equity and Reconciliation International
Teri Jo Wheeler: Executive Director, Global Teen Experience
Moderated by Dan Mahle: Founder, Wholehearted Masculine


The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves. 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.

  • Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 89 minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website