Manning Up / Man Made - film screening

Korjaamo Kino Töölö
Logo banner for Redefining Masculinities with a photograph of James MacDonald shaving and a photograph showing two men hugging.
Images: Manning Up/Aira Vehaskari, Man Made/de Familie
Double Feature film screening. Pay as you want -event.

The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux welcomes you to a Double Feature movie night at Korjaamo Kino Töölö!

The Double Feature presents two documentaries: Manning Up (FI, 2019)  and Man Made (NL, 2019). 

Manning Up is the story of James “Jamie” Lórien MacDonald, who at 37 years old begins testosterone treatments as he transitions from female to male, and at the same time shakes up his fledgling stand-up comedy career by taking every audience with him on this bewildering testosterone-fuelled ride. 

In Man Made, Sunny Bergman seeks to unravel the social construct around masculinity. What is it and how does it work? What predominant qualities do we assign to masculinity and how is this normativity formed? Bergman argues that we must get rid of the stereotypes about masculinity. It would better for women, but certainly also for men themselves.

Film screenings in English / Dutch with English subtitles. 

The Double Feature screening is a Pay what you want -event. Please note that seating is limited, so make sure to arrive in time to ensure a good spot!

The evening will open with the premiere screening of Ekvalita’s educational short film, with opening presentation by Nana Blomqvist.

The event  is organised by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux in collaboration with Korjaamo Culture Factory.

The RE/defining Masculinities is a project initiated by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, with a wide network of partners. The project aims to present and discuss the subject of masculinities from new and cross-disciplinary perspectives through a series of cultural events and academic discussions realised in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Finland. With this project, we hope to stir and evoke critical thinking, and to break outdated moulds and preconceptions as to what the term masculinity entails in our society today, by not only considering its generic forms and public perceptions - but by also addressing the notions of inclusivity and equality. 

The project is a part of our theme for 2019, which is RE/definitions, and is part of the Cultural Programme for Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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