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Film: The Mask You Live In

Join us for a special one-time showing (and reception afterwards) of the 2013 film "The Mask You Live In" organized by Melanie Paradise in cooperation with the Twin Cities Dads Group and The Twin Cities Men's Center. Melanie wants to bring a diverse audience together to network and gain a better understanding of each other's experiences and perceptions with the film as the catalyst. She writes: "What speaks to you and what misses the mark?"

Movie Presentation: "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.

Casual Discussion Meetup at Wilde Café & Spirits: Meetup Link
Join us for drinks, light appetizers, or dessert afterwards to discuss the documentary. The owner has graciously agreed to staff accordingly so that they can provide the best service to us and confirmed they'll be open until 11PM.

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 Film: 7:00pm–8:40pm Reception: until 11pm

Location: St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St., Minneapolis) then adjourn to: Wilde Cafe & Spirits (65 SE Main St., Minneapolis)

Ticket Price: $14 (includes online fee). This price is identical to MSPFILM festival film prices at St. Anthony Main. Seating is limited to about 200, and the theatre requires a minimum of 113 tickets sold by July 30th to show the film. As of today, July 10, 74 tickets have been sold, and only 39 remain so we'll easily make the minimum.

Purchase tickets online at:

In Memorium: Roger Dalziel

In March 2018 we lost a well-known friend of The Twin Cities Men's Center, Roger Dalziel. He was from Prescott, WI and lived with his partner Mike Eirie for 47 years in their church. He was 78 years old. On behalf of the TCMC, we thank Roger for all his years of support. He will be missed.

TCMC is now eligible to receive Choice Dollars through Thrivent Financial!!

Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who's eligible to direct Choice Dollars?

Choice Dollars charitable outreach funds can make a world of difference to the Twin Cities Men's Center! Thrivent's Choice Dollars program allows eligible Thrivent members to recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable funds. Directing Choice Dollars to TCMC is easy. Simply go to to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice®" after the prompt.

Thrivent also has other opportunities to help the Twin Cities Men's Center, but we need to know which of OUR supporters are also THEIR members! If you believe in TCMC's mission and you are a Member of Thrivent Financial, please contact Tom to find out about other ways you can help TCMC through Thrivent Financial!

I Want To Receive Men Talk in my E-mail Box!

Have you seen our new website yet? Did you know we are currently working on getting the past Issues of Men Talk online on our website? Would you like to STOP receiving your hard copy of Men Talk in your postal mail and instead, get an e-mail including the current Men Talk table of contents and a link to the latest issue online? Easier done than said! Just send an e-mail to Tom at and tell him you want to be removed from the hard copy mailing and you would like to receive an e-mail notification when the latest Men Talk is online. It's that simple!


Be sure to check the Events Calendar for the master list of all TCMC events!