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Film Movement Acquires North American Rights to ‘Men Go To Battle’

Film Movement Acquires North American Rights to 'Men Go To Battle'

READ MORE: How This Tribeca-Winning Director Made a Period Film That Feels Strikingly Modern

Zachary Treitz’s Tribeca Film Festival sensation “Men Go To Battle” will get its North American release through Film Movement. The dark comedy stunned audiences and won Treitz the Best New Narrative Director award at TFF, thanks to its modern take on the period piece.

Treitz achieved the seeming impossible by presenting a narrative set in the Civil War with modern sensibilities. By utilizing The Civil War as merely a space for the two strong performances by Tim Morton and David Maloney, Treitz allowed for a proximity to the historical subject matter that obviously resonated with his audience. 

The film tells the story of Henry and Francis Mellon, two brothers who own a farmstead in Small’s Corner, Kentucky. The two of them lead a rather insular life, and pass the time with practical jokes and roughhousing, until Henry gets injured and decides to abandon his own family. When he emerges months later, he is a soldier in the Union army — a decision that dramatically changes his relationship with his brother. 

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