February 13, 2019 –
Resistance Films 2/13/19 Wed. 6:30 – 8:30 pm Forbes Library
“Boys Like Us” –filmed in Northampton by a Northampton High School senior --explores how masculinity in progressive communities is expressed and how men participate in gender equality. Interviews are with local with community leaders, men’s group members, parents, students, teachers, and professors. The documentary focuses on Northampton, Massachusetts, a city with a history of female empowerment from the founding of the all women's Smith College in 1871 to being dubbed "Lesbianville" U.S.A in 1992. The film engages men with privilege and power as important actors of social justice in order to understand how they can help advance feminism and destroy toxic masculinity. (Filmmaker Syl Shread is now at Bard College.)
Repeat of last month’s showing because many people could not fit into the room.