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Rooftop Films Presents: Men Go to Battle
Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - Jul 4, 2015 @ 1:00 am
MEN GO TO BATTLE (Zachary Treitz | USA | 98 min.)
Kentucky, 1861. Brothers Francis and Henry Mellon depend on each other to keep their unkempt farm afloat as winter encroaches and the Civil War rages on, seemingly far beyond the borders of their family’s land. After Francis takes a casual fight too far, Henry ventures off in the night leaving each of them to struggle through the wartime on their own.
Men Go To Battle, with its authentic characters and evocative candlelit cinematography, paints a vivid (and at times humorous) picture of the Civil War era as it was lived by many Americans. Director Zachary Treitz, drawing material from his own family’s wartime archive, along with co-writer Kate Lyn Sheil, employ resourceful production methods to craft a truly distinctive DIY period piece, and an impressive debut feature.
Preceded by AMERICAN RENAISSANCE (Jarred Alterman, Ryan Scafuro | NY | 9 min.)
Explore the fantastic world of Elizabethan England… in a small town in upstate New York. “American Renaissance” is a rollicking journey through one of the largest renaissance faires in the US, and a portrait of the characters that return year after year.
Friday, July 3rd
On the rooftops of Industry City, 220 36th Street (Sunset Park)
8:00PM: Doors Open
8:30PM: Live Music
9:00PM: Films Begin
10:30PM: Q&A with filmmaker Zachary Treitz
11:00PM: After party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/men-go-to-battle/
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