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The Mask You Live In Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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The Mask You Live In Part of the Community Film Forum

  • Date: October 23, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm TO 9:00 pm
  • Price: $5
  • Rating: This film is not rated, but includes language and discusses topics such as alcohol & drugs, sexuality, sexual abuse and violence.

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 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.

The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

Following the film, there will be a panel discussion talking about the topics addressed.

Panelists Include:

Dr. Ozella Barnes – A Safe Place

Nate Biggs, LEAD

Rick Day, CROYA

Audrey Grunst, SimplyBee Counseling

Nancy Watson, LFCDS

Concessions available for purchase prior to the film.



Starting Fall 2018, Gorton will co-host a series of films about topics of interest to our community with a number of other local organizations. The films will be followed by panel discussion. Topics covered will include raising children, learning disabilities, anxiety, substance abuse issues, civil discourse, societal pressures and more.

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.

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