Mask you Live In


Jennifer Siebel Newsom | USA | 2015 | 97 min | English + Russian Subtitles 

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating Americas 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.


2015 | Las Vegas International Film Festival | Jury Prize for Best Achievement in Female Filmmaking; Visionary award.