Miss Representation was one of the most impactful and successful documentaries from 2011, and its examination of the portrayal of women in media is extremely relevant to larger cultural conversations that have started in the last few years. Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s newest film is The Mask You Live In, looks at another component of the gendered media landscape, specifically harmful notions of masculinity.
The Mask You Live In premiered at Sundance in January and likely won’t find itself in theaters or on DVD for a while. But we’re lucky enough to be hosting a screening?
The American University Library is co-sponsoring a screening of The Mask You Live In tomorrow at 7pm in the McKinley Theater. The discussion of the film will follow. RSVP for this screening is not required, but since attendance is already expected at over 100 people, you might want to get there early.
This is a very exciting event that we’re proud to be involved with. Please note that the event will take place in the McKinley Theater, not in the SIS Founders Room as originally planned.
See you there!