Men Go To Battle
$15 AT THE DOOR

Friday Jul 3, 2015
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Twain
9:00PMFilms Begin
10:45PMQ&A with filmmaker Zachary Treitz
11:30PMAfter Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED. PLEASE VISIT WWW.ROOFTOPFILMS.COM FOR RAIN DETAILS. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

VENUE
Industry City
Sunset Park
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
D, N, R to 36 St

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A Civil War epic of intimate proportions, written & directed by Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grantees


THE FILMS

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.

*2013 Rooftop Films / Edgeworx Filmmakers Fund Grantee

– C.C.

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.

MUSIC

Twain
Twain is a musical anodyne provided by Mt. Davidson and his collaborators.
The sound is a sublimation of western traditions and those of history immeasurable.

The growing collection of songs attempt to fill the (faster growing) spaces between our words and lives. by automatically recording your more fleeting and indescribable life-feelings, these songs can act as memory books, preserving experiences that otherwise dissolve under personal scrutiny. sometimes it helps to have somebody remember something for you and twain can help to do that.

Life Labors in the Choir is the fifth album of songs from twain. it has a lot to do with death and the unattainable present. it also has to do with the boundaries of love, deceptive feelings of loss, water, and many other things. it features the consummate playing of Ken Woodward and Pete Pezzimenti and was expertly recorded by Adrian Olsen.

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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.


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