Welcome to the Men’s Group is a feature length independent film by noted film-maker, actor, and director Joseph Culp, featuring an ensemble cast with some faces you’ll definitely recognize. It’s hilarious. It’s irreverent. It’s poignant. It tackles men’s issues that most movies these days won’t touch, and in a way that you definitely won’t see on the TV any time soon.
(see film trailer here: https://youtu.be/rdwBzymDvZY)
It will have an impact and stir up discussion in your group. In the few public screenings that have been held, the reception has been amazing, and the reviews from New Warriors and film-critics alike have been excellent.
This film is NOT AVAILABLE anywhere else. We have worked with the filmmaker to bring you this special offer. This is limited time opportunity for New Warriors and guests to see the movie a year before it will be released. This means our I-Groups, our Communities, and our Areas throughout the country can watch a great movie, support a film getting wider visibility, and support MKP USA through a donation!
June 10 – June 30 – Screening window for MKP USA Groups
June 28, 2016 – MKP USA will host a LIVE Follow-Up Web Forum on with the Joseph Culp, the Director and Co-Writer, along with several special guests to talk about the movie.
We’ve put together a program that makes “Welcome to the Men’s Group” easy for an I-Group or Open Men’s Group activity. It provides step by step instructions and a post-screening discussion guide. The movie will be available on a per request basis. Each screening will receive a special 48 hour viewing code for live streaming.
REGISTER for your group in order to get access to the streaming video.
Talk to your group and get your event planning underway.
NOTE FROM DIRECTOR JOSEPH CULP:
What is the premise of WELCOME TO THE MEN’S GROUP?
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 women’s 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 don’t want to be feminized either – they want to maintain a connection to what makes them truly male. There are men’s 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)
Read more and watch the trailer on the ManKind Project Journal.