NewportFILM Outdoors: The Mask You Live In

Event Details

  • Location: Great Friends Meeting House Lawn
  • Address: 21 Farewell Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Times: 7:15 p.m.(sunset)
  • Admission: Free, Suggested Donation: $5
  • Phone: 401-649-2784
  • Email: [email protected]
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Join us on the Great Friends Meeting House Lawn for a documentary screening of THE MASK YOU LIVE IN with Newport’s Health Equity Zone, a film that aims to debunk America’s narrow definition of what it means to “man up.” “Filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom continues to break down stereotypes in her new film documentary The Mask You Live In.” – ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT THE MASK YOU LIVE IN newportFILM Outdoors presented by Lila Delman Real Estate International In partnership with the Newport Historical Society In collaboration with Newport’s Health Equity Zone Thursday, September 10 Great Friends Meeting House Lawn 21 Farewell Street, Newport, RI 6:00PM – Pre-film live music 7:15PM (sunset) – Film begins 8:45PM – Post-film discussion SUGGESTED DONATION: $5 RSVP & Watch Trailer: MORE INFORMATION: – Suggested donation: $5 – BYO picnic, chairs & blankets – Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport (we highly encourage biking!) – Vendors on site with food for purchase: Tallulah’s Taco Cart, Boru Noodle Bar & Tricycle Ice Cream – Rain Venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport ABOUT THE FILM: “The Mask You Live In points to such a dizzying array of pernicious cultural influences that it’s enough to make you want to throw up your hands in despair.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 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. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.


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