Men Go to Battle
Release date: July 8
Directors: Zachary Treitz
Cast: Tim Morton, David Maloney, Rachel Korine
The hipster comedy of awkwardness meets the Civil War drama – yes, you read that right – in this shambling, impressionistic, and absurdly funny film from director Treitz (and co-writer Kate Lyn Sheil, currently burning up the festival circuit with her starring role in Kate Plays Christine). Treitz’s style is almost off-putting in its obliqueness, eschewing a conventional narrative build for something looser and more vignette-based, frequently switching gears and focus but never its specific, peculiar tone. The result is an odd but invigorating movie, and an intoxicatingly gutsy and personal take on historical fiction.