The Guardian/ The New Man + Q&A

In partnership with Guardian Live, we present a special screening of The New Man with post-screening Q&A.

Turning the camera on themselves, filmmaker Josh Appignanesi and his wife Devorah Baum film the process of becoming parents at a time when late reproduction is the norm and masculinity is in crisis. Having been through multiple rounds of IVF, the couple finally get pregnant, but when complications hit, they’re pushed to their limits.

What emerges is a moving and intimate portrait of a generation going through a revolution that nobody is talking about. En route we hear from the likes of Slavoj Žižek, Zadie Smith, David Schneider, John Berger, Antony Gormley, Hisham Matar and Darian Leader (20,000 Days on Earth).

The New Man is a film for anyone who has children, is thinking of having them, or still feels like a child themselves.

The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw reviews The New Man here.

Event details

We will be joined by director Josh Appignanesi for a Q&A following this screening, chaired by Charlie Phillips, Head of documentaries (multimedia), Guardian News & Media.

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Reviews

  • ****

    “Lovely, very personal and abjectly honest… an engaging and thoroughly likable piece of work.”

    - The Guardian
  • ****

    “A playful, painful film, artful and honest.”

    - Timeout
  • ****
    “Both challenging and rewarding to watch… a story that will resonate with many viewers indeed”.

    - The Upcoming