THE MASK YOU LIVE IN EXPLORES
AMERICA’S NARROW DEFINITION OF MASCULINITY
DOCUMENTARY FILM TO SCREEN ON APRIL 18
AT THE PANIDA THEATER IN SANDPOINT, IDAHO
SANDPOINT MEN’S GROUP
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. Written, produced and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsome, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.
Local Screening: There will be a local screening presented by the Sandpoint Men’s Group (SMG) of The Mask You Live In at 6pm on April 18, 2015 at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.sandpointmensgroup.com. After the screening, there will be a community discussion led by Owen Marcus.
The media is invited to attend the screening and cover the post-screening panel discussion. If you would like to schedule an interview or attend, please contact David Stamation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208/290-0421.
The documentary present the personal narratives of young boys and men and features experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media further exploring how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
“Just as our culture has harmed women and girls, so too are we harming our boys, which has led to a ‘boy crisis’ in America”, said Newsome. “Our intention is that this film sparks a national conversation around masculinity and helps our boys overcome limiting stereotypes, encouraging them to stay true to themselves.”
Newsome’s first film Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and exposed the ways in which mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. In response to overwhelming public demand for ongoing education and social action in support of the film’s message, Newsome founded the organization that has become The Representation Project a few months later.
SMG is celebrating its tenth year as a non-profit organization focused on men succeeding in their relationships through developing their masculine and emotional maturity. The documentary, About Men (2013) tells their story. We are not a back-slapping, football watching, beer-swilling pack of boys. We are husbands and employers, sons and brothers, lovers and providers. We are men of every age, social and economic group.
For more information about screening and press/media inquiries, please contact David Stamation:
Using the film as a catalyst for cultural transformation, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation or circumstance can fulfill their human potential. Take the pledge and join The Representation Project’s movement at: