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Men Go To Battle

One of the most ambitious independent films in recent years, the striking feature debut from Zachary Treitz (winner of Best New Narrative Director at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival) recreates Kentucky in 1861 to tell the story of two brothers (Morton and Maloney) whose strained relationship splinters amidst the encroaching chaos of the Civil War.

With a lyrical naturalism and wry humor, this “instant-classic Western” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker) sets intimate human drama against the sweeping tide of history.

"The hyperlocal Men Go to Battle-a microbudget affair to which critics have justly applied the adjective "resourceful" ever since its premiere at Tribeca last spring-also has subtler ways of imbuing the historical past with a sense of immediacy."

Benjamin Mercer, Brooklyn Magazine

"Treitz persuasively and passionately re-creates a grand panorama on an intimate scale and a spare budget."

Richard Brody, New Yorker

"This isn't a film about the Civil War; it's about the minds of white folks so removed from plantation life that they feel they have no stake in it at all. It's not about back then - it's about being."

Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice