The Mask You Live In Screening + Panel

Rebroadcast: "The Mask You Live In" Feature Film & Panel for Concordia University

Expired February 5, 2021 10:00 PM
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After the film ends, stay tuned for a 90-minute panel discussion about the film. Panel information:


Christian Potolicki

Student Leader (Peer Support and Student Government)

Concordia University of Edmonton

Dr. Teresa Anne Fowler

Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education

Dept. of Physical Education & Wellness, Concordia University of Edmonton

Dr. Michael Kehler, 

Research Professor of Masculinities Studies in Education

Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary


William Logan

Housing Services Coordinator

Student Life & Learning, Concordia University of Edmonton

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.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Sundance Film Festival
  • Rating
  • Director
    Jennifer Siebel Newsom
  • Screenwriter
    Jennifer Siebel Newsom
  • Producer
    Jennifer Siebel Newsom
  • Executive Producer
    Regina K. Scully, Maria Shriver, Abigail Disney, Wendy Schmidt, Geralyn Dreyfous, Sarah E. Johnson
  • Co-Producer
    Jessica Anthony
  • Filmmaker
    Jennifer Siebel Newsom
  • Cast
    Ashanti Branch, Tony Porter, Joe Ehrman
  • Cinematographer
    John Behrens
  • Editor
    Jessica Congdon
  • Composer
    Eric Holland