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Men's Lives

by and Will Roberts

The classic film about masculinity in America

Produced in the early years of the modern feminist movement, Men’s Lives was a revelation – the first film to look at the damage to men from traditional gender stereotyping.   Broadcast on national TV and a huge hit on the college circuit, It had major impact on the consciousness of the time.

quote“WILL BECOME A CLASSIC…a cinematic introduction of men’s liberation. A mirror of our own lives, doubts and anxieties.”
Warren Farrell, author, The Liberated Man

quote“WITH INSIGHT AND HUMOR…deals with the pressure, competition and loneliness of being male in America.”
Linda Gross, Los Angeles Times

quote“SENSITIVE, GROUND BREAKING…delves deeper into the male psyche than any film I’ve seen.”
Howard Kissel, Women’s Wear Daily

quoteThere are fascinating shots of children at play where boys are encouraged to be aggressive "because they're going to be the breadwinners." We also hear boys talking about what it means to be a man: "being tough," "making money." Later we meet some adults who are the result of this kind of upbringing.
Jack Neher, Hospital and Community Psychiatry


  • Academy Award - Best Student Documentary
  • Blue Ribbon - American Film Festival
  • Gold Ducat - Mannheim International Film Festival
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