This new quarterly film series will feature films focusing on issues related to teen wellness in the areas of health, mental health, sexual health, and substance use and abuse—creating a community forum for education, communication, understanding, and awareness. Each screening will be followed by an in-depth panel discussion with filmmakers, film subjects, and/or subject area experts. Participants will leave with a set of discussion questions to support ongoing dialogue between parents and teens about these sensitive and important issues.
*A portion of the proceeds for this series will go to support Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Wellness Centers.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 27  •  6:30

After a childhood of mounting anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, Maris is hospitalized to confront her illnesses. Struggling to cope once released, she finds solace in the healing powers of therapy, art, and yoga, becoming an instructor at just 16 and using her blog to promote self-acceptance.

Discussion will follow screening with guests:
Laura VanZee Taylor, director, I Am Maris
Sharon Degener, film subject (Maris’ mother)
Elizabeth Scott, founder, Body Positive
Caitlin Severin, therapist, Bay Area Community Resources
Jenni Wendell, film subject (Maris’ yoga mentor)


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TUESDAY, MARCH 12  •  6:30

Research shows that, compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives. The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.


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CFI Education is building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through its creative film programs for Bay Area students, serving more than 8,000 young people per year as well as hundreds of educators, adults, and families. Featuring a rich program of screenings, events, seminars, and hands-on workshops, CFI Education introduces students to the power of film, promotes global awareness, fosters media literacy, develops critical thinking skills and lays the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of cinema.

TUHSD Wellness Centersoffers specialized support for teens at their high schools including health, mental health, substance use/abuse and sexual health services and education. TUHSD Wellness offers both direct services (1:1 + group services) as well as school wide prevention and educational programs for students. TUHSD Wellness partners with a wide array of local community organizations to provide expertise and support to our teens. Learn more at the  TUHSD Wellness website