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Free Film Screening: "The Mask You Live in" (2016)

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 6:30pm

That's My Face is a young adult film series.
August's film is "The Mask You Live in" (2016) Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

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.

No rating.
More information about the film:

Free and open to the public.

That's My Face Season Flyer. Top half of the image is   a black and white grid with six faces of famous   African Americans. The Title "That's My Face: Youth   and Young Adult Film Series" is in large golden   letters across the image following the description,   "Monthly starting April 27th, 2018." in deep red   letters. Below the graphic are more details:   Presented by the George Washington Carver Museum,   Cultural and Genealogy Cetner.    April 27th, 2018 - Claudia Rankine's "The Making of   Citizen" (2015) NEA Big Read Event - Recording   provided courtesy of the Woodberry Poerty Room,   Harvard University.  May 11, 2018 - "Malcom X" (1972) Directed by Arnold   Perl.  June 8, 2018 - "A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)"   (2018) Directed By Anne Lewis.  July 13, 2018 - "Taking Israel: A Journey of African   American Students" (2016) Directed by Vincent   Singleton.  August 10, 2018 - "The Mask You Live in" (2016)   Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom.    All Screening: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. RSVP (512) 974-  4926. Address: 1165 Angeline St. Austin, TX 78702.   Phone: (512) 974-4926. Website: The   City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans   with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and   equal access to communications will be provided upcon   request. Please call (512) 974-3914. Finally the   logos for the following organizations are small at   the bottom of the flyer: Austin Parks and Recreation   Department Division of Museum and Cultural Programs,   City of Austin, The George Washington Carver Museum,   Cultural and Genealogy Center, CAPRA Accreditation,   Facebook, Twitter, and KAZI the Voice of Austin FM   88.7


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George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center
1165 Angelina St.
Austin, TX 78702
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