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Maine Boys to Men - The Mask You Live In Screening 4/25

posted Mar 29, 2017, 12:55 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 12:48 PM by Tammy Tarling ]

Maine Boys to Men, the Greely PTO and Foundation 51 are co-hosting a free screening of The Mask You Live InThe screening will be held at the Greely Middle School Gymnasium on April 25th - Doors open at 6:00PM, film will begin at 6:30 and will be followed by a facilitated discussion ending at approximately 8:30PM.  All are welcome to attend--however, due to its mature content, this film is recommended for persons 14 and older. You can register for tickets HERE or by going to www.maineboystomen.org. (Click HERE to view the trailer).


"The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's limited definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer groups, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify 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."