Men Go to Battle
Director: Zachary Treitz Run Time: 98 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015
Starring: David Maloney, Kate Lyn Sheil, Rachel Korine, Tim Morton
Nitehawk Cinema’s LOCAL COLOR and Tribeca Film Festival’s series on New York filmmakers presents a special screening of MEN GO TO BATTLE. Q&A after the screening with director Zachary Treitz!
A historical epic of intimate proportions, Men Go to Battle is a tale of fraternal dysfunction amid the backdrop of the Civil War.
While most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, Henry (Tim Morton) and Francis Mellon (David Maloney) are more concerned about braving another winter on their struggling rural Kentucky farm. The brothers have become suffocatingly close. Francis’ practical jokes have become more and more aggressive until the night he accidentally injures Henry in a drunken fight. Then, after humiliating himself in front of a daughter (Rachel Korine) of the town’s preeminent family, Henry disappears in the night. Only months later does Francis learn that Henry has joined the Union army, and the two are left to find out separately what the approaching war will bring.
Men Go to Battle is the debut feature film by Zachary Treitz and winner of the Best New Narrative Director prize at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.