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‘The Mask You Live In’ Documentary & Discussion at CHS Oct. 15


From the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School: 

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The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School is hosting a screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In, followed by a panel discussion with young men from CHS on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7pm. While the film should be of interest to all parents, we are suggesting it be limited to students in middle school and high school due to some language in the film. Details and ticket info are below.

What: The Mask You Live In screening + Panel Discussion with young men from CHS. The panel will be moderated by Laura Booker, LCSW.

When: Thursday, October 15 at 7pm

Where: Columbia High School Library

Tickets: Free for students with valid id and $15 for everyone else. Tickets will be sold at the door but we recommend people register in advance due to space limitations. To register, call 973.378.7620 or stop by the Adult School office at CHS, Room A110. Adults can also register online at

Film Synopsis:

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. Written, produced and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom (known for her 2011 film Miss Representation), the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.The documentary presents the personal narratives of young boys and men and features experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media, further exploring how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.


Here is a trailer for the film:

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