|8:30PM||Live Music by Twain|
|10:45PM||Q&A with filmmaker Zachary Treitz|
|11:30PM||After Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka|
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A Civil War epic of intimate proportions, written & directed by Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grantees
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
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.
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.