Of Men and War at Real Art Ways

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Of Men and War

A dozen combat vets return home to the United States haunted by traumatic memories from the battlefield. Wives, children, and parents bear the brunt of their fractured spirits. At The Pathway Home — a pioneering PTSD therapy center — these war vets try to resolve their debilitating mental conditions. A Vietnam vet therapist helps these men attempt to make peace with themselves, their past, and their families.

Directed by Laurent Becue-Renard
103 Minutes
MPAA Rating - Unrated

Cinema Admission:
Real Art Ways Members: $5 | Senior & Student Members: $4.50
Regular Admission: $11 | Seniors (65+): $7 | Full-Time Students (With ID): $7

Real Art Ways's facilities are wheelchair accessible. Assisted listening devices are available at the café. 

"Bécue-Renard, following the vérité documentary style, refrains from identifying the men with on-screen text, save the times they refer to one another by name on camera, and the effect is shrewd. It serves to present what these veterans go through as less a spotlight on one corner of the war and a few of its sufferers, but something systemic we all should be thinking about."

LA Times

"This devastatingly raw documentary shows that for some the fighting may stop, but the suffering continues."

New York Times

"Laurent Becue-Renard's rigorous war-trauma documentary provides vital testimony."


"A series of devastating, nakedly human moments showing the cost of war on the men sent to fight it."

NOW Toronto