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Headwaters Film Series

Please join us for the second event in our 2017-2018 Headwaters Film Series:

The Mask You Live In

Monday, February 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Screening & Discussion
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
$8 per person
Purchase your ticket here.

From the film’s website:

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. The film was written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who also created the 2011 award-winning documentary Miss Representation.

See the trailer below, and then plan to join us on February 5 for a screening of the film followed by a post-screening discussion with  Marc Lionetti (Headwaters School Counselor); Sumati Morris, LPC (Austin Family Counseling); Ryan Phillips (Headwaters Middle School Head); and a Headwaters high school student.

*The filmmakers recommend this film for children 14 years and older with parent supervision.

Thanks to those who were able to join us for the first event in our 2017-2018 Headwaters Film Series:

On Sunday, November 5 we screened The Moving Child, a film that teaches about the interrelationship of children’s physical, emotional, social, and mental development. The director of the film, Hana Kamea Kemble, was in town for a dance/movement therapy conference, and Headwaters Primary Movement Guide Lea Comte arranged for Hana to come for a screening and Q&A. Lea and Hana led a 30-minute movement experiential around attunement and cultivating presence in the parent/child dyad, followed by the film. Lea and Hana then fielded questions around the film and how it relates to the work we do in the classroom and during Movement Education at the Springs Campus.

Location: Sunset Valley City Hall (3205 Jones Rd, Austin, TX 78745).



Thank you to our venue sponsors for The Moving Child, Jonathan and Lana Hewitt of Life Ki-do Martial Arts.

See a trailer for the film below:

The Moving Child: Supporting early development through movement from The Moving Child Films on Vimeo.