Of Men and War

Directed by Laurent Bécue-Renard

Year: 2015
Running Time: 147
Color Type: Color
Country: France, Switzerland
Language: English
Genres: Documentary
Playdates Shop Home Video

Of Men and War

Crew
Directed by Laurent Bécue-Renard


Shot over five years, Of Men and War gives perhaps the most in-depth look at the recovery efforts of veterans suffering from PTSD. Through unprecedented access to their lives at home and intensely vivid footage of some therapy sessions, director Laurent Bécue-Renard unveils the gripping, upsetting reality that is the daily life of most war veterans. Of Men and War gives viewers a glimpse into the tragic lives of the men and women who fight for our nation's security as they struggle to find the energy left to make peace with their past.

Reviews

"Filmed almost entirely inside the Pathway Home in California, a residential therapy center for veterans, this devastatingly raw documentary shows that for some the fighting may stop, but the suffering continues." - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

"Disregard your personal feelings about the military, U.S. involvement in foreign wars, or a French director making a movie about Americans. This film is raw in the truest sense, yet refined in its sympathy and scope." - Diana Clark, Village Voice

"The horrors of the battlefield come home to roost in ways that are both riveting and deeply disturbing in Of Men and War, a remarkable chronicle of Iraq War veterans suffering from the devastating effects of PTSD." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"A work of astounding sensitivity and precision, it argues for emotional honesty as a moral and psychic imperative." - Christopher Grey, Slant Magazine

Of Men and War refuses to mask or simplify the harsh realities of PTSD. This stubbornness, an insistence that the roughness of war be taken seriously, makes the film an essential document of 21st century American conflict." - Daniel Walber, Nonfics

"Grade [A]"- Indiewire

Critics' Pick "Empathetic and rigorous." -The New York Times



Awards

  • Best Feature Documentary - IDFA

  • New York Times Critic's Pick 

  • Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival

  • San Francisco International Film Festival - Jury Mention

Hi-Res Poster

Trailer Embed Code

Hi-Res Trailer

Interested in bringing Of Men and War to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Of Men and War may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Regent Theatre Arlington 1448859600November 30, 2015
Real Art Ways Hartford 1447995600November 20 - November 27, 2015
Picturehouse Pelham 1447650000November 16 - November 23, 2015
Pickford Film Center Bellingham 1447563600November 15, 2015
FilmScene Iowa City 1447477200November 14 - November 15, 2015
Laemmle Monica Film Center Los Angeles 1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015
Roxie Theater San Francisco 1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015
Camera Cinemas San Jose 1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015
Hippodrome Theatre Gainesville 1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015
Zeitgeist Arts Center New Orleans 1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015
Cinema Le Clap Quebec City 1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015
Dragonfly Cinema Port Orchard 1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sedona 1447304400November 12, 2015
Utah Film Center Salt Lake City 1447304400November 12, 2015
Gold Town Nickelodeon Juneau 1447218000November 11 - November 14, 2015
Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym San Diego 1447218000November 11, 2015
Cinema St. Louis/St. Louis International Film Festival St. Louis 1447218000November 11 - November 14, 2015
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1447218000November 11, 2015
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville 1447218000November 11, 2015
Upstate Films Rhinebeck Rhinebeck 1447218000November 11, 2015
Liberty Theatre Camas 1447218000November 11 - November 15, 2015
Grand Cinema Tacoma Tacoma 1447218000November 11, 2015
Dairy Center for the Arts Boulder 1447045200November 9 - November 10, 2015
State Theatre of Modesto Modesto 1446958800Opens November 8th
Plaza Theatre Calgary 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Superstition Springs 25 Mesa 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Plaza Theatre Atlanta 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Celebration - Woodland 14 Grand Rapids 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre Charlotte 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
The Screen Santa Fe 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Cinema Village New York 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Esquire Theatre Cincinnati 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Gateway Film Center Columbus 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
The Loft at Harden & Huyse Cafe Cobourg 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema Toronto 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Terrace Theatre Charleston 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley Dallas 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Alamo Drafthouse Winchester Winchester 1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015
Wind-Up Fest NORTH ADAMS 1445140800October 18, 2015
Northwest Film Center Portland 1444881600October 15, 2015
Bend Film Festival Bend 1444276800October 8, 2015


Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on May. 21 2018 at 5:59pm
RT' @UCLAFTVArchive': A collaboration between pioneering Black filmmaker Bill Gunn and writer Ishmael Reed, the long-unseen PERSONAL PROBLEMS…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 21 2018 at 5:57pm
RT' @IndieWire': The 25 Best Foreign-Language Movie Scenes of the 21st Century' https://t.co/j5wgP5jGHP'' https://t.co/MTouQmw38m'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 21 2018 at 5:56pm
RT' @IndieWire': #Cannes2018: Where and When You Can See the Festival’s Winners, From #Shoplifters to #BlacKkKlansman' https://t.co/3kEcCH1MOK…'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 21 2018 at 4:11pm
FILMWORKER opens today at' @NorthParkTheatr' in Buffalo alongside a Stanley Kubrick mini-fest:' https://t.co/JZMTW11gxt'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 21 2018 at 4:09pm
RT' @FilmSwoon': A Kubrick mini-film fest at the' @NorthParkTheatr'? That's a must. It starts tonight with the great FILMWORKER and continues t…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 21 2018 at 3:16pm
RT' @rwkozlowski': It's Allan Dwan-o-rama at' @KinoLorber' which has released four of his movies from 1916-1925 on Blu-Ray in the past month. W…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 21 2018 at 3:03pm
Silent film historian Kevin Brownlow's list of "desert island" films includes three from our catalog: BATTLESHIP PO…' https://t.co/rsnQpGSGKw'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 21 2018 at 12:15pm
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': Very excited to announce our newest release with the good folks' @KinoLorber':' https://t.co/f1ashZbTAj'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 21 2018 at 12:03pm
RT' @KLRepertory': Bill Gunn's GANJA & HESS comes to' @MetrographNYC' on Friday, 5/30. Composer Sam Waymon will be signing copies of the' @stran…'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 21 2018 at 12:03pm
RT' @MetrographNYC': Sylvia Chang stars as Cloud, described in press photos from the time of release as "the gentle, mysterious spirit who gi…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com