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Saturday, November 3, 2018

11/5/18 at 9:45am pst - Director Joseph Culp joined host Janeane to talk about his latest film, Welcome to the Men's Group



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WELCOME TO THE MEN’S GROUP which features an incredible ensemble cast including Stephen Tobolowsky (The Goldbergs, Groundhog Day, Memento) and Golden Globe Nominee Timothy Bottoms, releasing November 9 on digital.

ABOUT THE FILM

Joseph Culp and Scott Ben-Yashar bring you a film that explores what happens in a men’s group when people are no longer willing to hide behind social conventions. Welcome to the Men’s Group is a comedy-drama that explores real-life issues that affect everyone (not just men). The modern male is under pressure like never before, and WTTMG explores how men deal, or don’t deal, with these issues, and how it effects their lives and families.

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This film takes us inside the intimate dynamic of an all-male support group (read character outlines) when they gather one morning for a ritual breakfast and their unique form of male bonding—One Sunday a month, these eight men refrain from beer and football to sit in a circle where they share their personal issues, in the noble hope of becoming a bit more evolved than their fathers.

On this day, things do not go as planned when one member appears headed for a breakdown, and long-standing conflict and secrets threaten to destroy the trust between the men.

Welcome to the Men’s Group is an emotional roller-coaster through the often-bumpy inner terrain of the male psyche, as we hear the men open about their lives, sharing truth, telling lies, and revealing secrets they dare not discuss in their lives.

The film is largely inspired by the phenomenon of the "Men's Movement" of the past 30 years that was championed by writers like the poet Robert Bly and his bestselling book "Iron John" which explored the need for men to reconnect to their authenticity through storytelling, myth and ritualized gathering. The film shows the major shift in men's consciousness and the changing attitudes towards traditional models of masculinity that are evolving every day.

It is a challenging look at “male vulnerability”. It also uses humor and irreverence to celebrate the zaniness and absurdity of men – “Irreverence is the doorway to the sacred.” Ultimately the film shows a group of flawed men in a noble, painful and outrageously funny struggle to find their authenticity and a sense of community, and invites us, both men and women, to do the same.

http://www.themensgroupmovie.com/epk.html

An acclaimed all-star cast, including The Goldberg’s Stephen Tobolowsky and Golden Globe Nominee Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show), star in Welcome to the Men’s Group – open to all from November 9.

One Sunday a month, eight men refrain from beer and football to sit in a circle where they share their personal issues, in the noble hope of becoming a bit more evolved than their fathers.

On this day, things do not go as planned when one member appears headed for a breakdown, and long-standing conflict and secrets threaten to destroy the trust between the men.

Phil Abrams (“Parenthood”), Mackenzie Astin (“Homeland”), David Clennon (Gone Girl), Joseph Culp (Apollo 13) and Ali Saam (Argo) also star.

largely inspired by the phenomenon of the "Men's Movement" of the past 30 years, Welcome to the Men’s Group hails from director Joseph Culp and co-writer Scott Ben-Yashar.

Welcome to the Men’s Group is available on VOD from November 9 from Leomark Studios.

AFTER THE HANGOVER…. YOU NEED A MEN’S GROUP

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