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Welcome to the Men's Group presented by the Norwich Radical Film Festival
Hollywood Cinema
Norwich United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Men's Group presented by the Norwich Radical Film Festival
Norwich Radical Film Festival is proud to present the East Anglian première of Joseph Culp's new comedy "Welcome to the Men's Group".
The film focuses on a male support group seeking a positive definition of masculinity, while battling the everyday pressures on their mental health. This brave alternative comedy will not only make you laugh and smile, but also make you think - delivering a feel-good factor as well as handling a radical theme with sensitivity and good humour.
After the film, star Timothy Bottoms will be present for a Q&A panel, rounding off a special final night at the Norwich Radical Film Festival.

Tickets in advance £5 or £10 with access to after-party.
Tickets at the door £7 at after party at The Blue Agave Mexican Grill, 3 Upper King St, Norwich NR3 1RB

Director's statement:

Men seek spiritual connection and support. It is often quite natural for women to come together and share their feelings, but for most men this is still a new idea. Men should have a place beyond the local bar or card game to find out what is really going on with each other. Men must adapt to changing messages of being a man today, but where will they share their confusion and their questions honestly? The feminist movement changed a lot for womens roles, and it is still evolving, and men are learning to change as well. How is it if a woman makes more money than a man? Men are taking care of children more and more. The tough persona of the man who does not talk about his feelings is disappearing. John Wayne is long dead. But men dont want to be feminized either  they want to maintain a connection to what makes them truly male. There are mens groups all over the world that are trying to discover that original male energy by coming together to share their stories and support each other in a new way. Men are still caught between the civilized man vs. the savage man  between intellectual sensitivity and also the impulse for violence. There needs to be more honest conversation between men, more vulnerability, more trust. I hope this film will bring more permission to have this conversation. The film is about the need for connection and it shows both the dark and light sides of men. Ultimately, the film has a positive message about the potential for honesty and change.  
- Joseph Culp (co-writer/director)

Location

Hollywood Cinema (View)
Anglia Square
Norwich NR3 1DZ
United Kingdom


Categories

Comedy > Stand Up
Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Film > Outdoor
Film > Premiers
Other > Charity
Other > Health & Wellness

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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