Social justice documentary film and community discussion – FREE and open to the public!
Films are shown on the second Friday of every month, 7-9:30pm.
NOTE: Temporary venue change for October 14, 2016 ONLY. This movie will be shown at:
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle
(entrance on the south/ 80th Street side of the building)
Join us for the fun! Events are FREE (donations gratefully accepted), and open to the public. Films will be followed by a facilitated community discussion. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. for light refreshments. Film begins at 7:00 P.M. Event ends at 9:30 P.M.
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October 14, 2016 at 7:00pm – The Mask You Live In (97 mins, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 2016)
A documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film explores what Newsom perceives to be harmful notions about masculinity in American culture, following 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, they 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 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.
View the trailer.
Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Donations to defray cost of screening rights gladly accepted. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.
Extended schedule (Subject to change – Please check back 30 days prior to the scheduled date.)
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November 11, 2016 at 7:00pm – To be announced.
December 9, 2016 at 7:00pm – To be announced.
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(All movies are FREE and open to the public.)