Genre Documentary, News
Initial release January 25, 2015
Running time 1h 37m
Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Music director Eric Holland
|Cast Caroline Heldman|
Writer Jessica Congdon, Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Screenplay Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Jessica Congdon
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Tagline Is american masculinity harming our boys, men and society at large?
The mask you live in trailer
The Mask You Live In is a 2015 documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film explores what Newsom perceives to be harmful notions about masculinity in American culture.
Newsom's inspiration for making the film came from becoming pregnant with her son. In an interview she said, "It was really important to me that I could nurture a son who could be true to his authentic self, who wouldn't always feel like he had to prove his masculinity. There's so much loneliness, pain, and suffering when one is pretending to be someone that they're not." Newsom raised $101,111 on Kickstarter towards making the film.
The film was received positively by critics and currently holds a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes. Collider's Matt Goldberg recommended that the film be required viewing in classrooms.
ReferencesThe Mask You Live In Wikipedia
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