The San Luis Obispo Film Festival features five days, March 11th to

The San Luis Obispo Film Festival features five days, March 11th to March 15th, of film screenings, panels,
and special events. In addition to Out & Around, we think you might be especially interested in these films.
Sponsored by Women’s Legacy Fund
Direct from its premiere at Sundance this month, The SLOIFF is delighted to bring.this brand new documentary is made by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
and Jennifer Congdon, the filmmakers who premiered MISS REPRESENTATION at Sundance, followed by the SLOIFF in 2011.
Their new film 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, they 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.
THE MASK YOU LIVE IN ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. After the film, a panel
of local experts in education and gender studies will discuss the issues in the film and take questions from the audience. More details on the panel
will be announced soon.
Saturday, March 14, 3:00pm Fremont Theatre, SLO $12 General / $10 Students & SLOIFF Film Society All Passes accepted.
Girls play with dolls and boys love sports, right? This film takes a look at what happens when those stereotypes are called into question. Jake, a
lovable gender non-conforming seven year-old, invites us into his world to explore the transforming power that love and support can have when
young children are accepted for who they really are. Documentary. USA. 15 min.
Thursday, March 12, 1pm, Mission Cinema, Sunday, March 15, 4pm, Palm Theater
Please visit the SLOIFF website for complete information