Of Men and War
Directed by Laurent Bécue-Renard
Of Men and War
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.
"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
Best Feature Documentary - IDFA
New York Times Critic's Pick
Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival - Jury Mention
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|Regent Theatre||Arlington||MA||1448859600November 30, 2015|
|Real Art Ways||Hartford||CT||1447995600November 20 - November 27, 2015|
|Picturehouse||Pelham||NY||1447650000November 16 - November 23, 2015|
|Pickford Film Center||Bellingham||WA||1447563600November 15, 2015|
|FilmScene||Iowa City||IA||1447477200November 14 - November 15, 2015|
|Laemmle Monica Film Center||Los Angeles||CA||1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015|
|Roxie Theater||San Francisco||CA||1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015|
|Camera Cinemas||San Jose||CA||1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015|
|Hippodrome Theatre||Gainesville||FL||1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015|
|Zeitgeist Arts Center||New Orleans||LA||1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015|
|Cinema Le Clap||Quebec City||QC||1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015|
|Dragonfly Cinema||Port Orchard||WA||1447390800November 13 - November 20, 2015|
|Mary D. Fisher Theatre||Sedona||AZ||1447304400November 12, 2015|
|Utah Film Center||Salt Lake City||UT||1447304400November 12, 2015|
|Gold Town Nickelodeon||Juneau||AK||1447218000November 11 - November 14, 2015|
|Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym||San Diego||CA||1447218000November 11, 2015|
|Cinema St. Louis/St. Louis International Film Festival||St. Louis||MO||1447218000November 11 - November 14, 2015|
|Guild Cinema||Albuquerque||NM||1447218000November 11, 2015|
|Jacob Burns Film Center||Pleasantville||NY||1447218000November 11, 2015|
|Upstate Films Rhinebeck||Rhinebeck||NY||1447218000November 11, 2015|
|Liberty Theatre||Camas||WA||1447218000November 11 - November 15, 2015|
|Grand Cinema Tacoma||Tacoma||WA||1447218000November 11, 2015|
|Dairy Center for the Arts||Boulder||CO||1447045200November 9 - November 10, 2015|
|State Theatre of Modesto||Modesto||CA||1446958800Opens November 8th|
|Plaza Theatre||Calgary||AB||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Superstition Springs 25||Mesa||AZ||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Plaza Theatre||Atlanta||GA||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Celebration - Woodland 14||Grand Rapids||MI||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre||Charlotte||NC||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|The Screen||Santa Fe||NM||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Cinema Village||New York||NY||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Esquire Theatre||Cincinnati||OH||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Gateway Film Center||Columbus||OH||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|The Loft at Harden & Huyse Cafe||Cobourg||ON||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema||Toronto||ON||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Terrace Theatre||Charleston||SC||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley||Dallas||TX||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Alamo Drafthouse Winchester||Winchester||VA||1446786000November 6 - November 13, 2015|
|Wind-Up Fest||NORTH ADAMS||MA||1445140800October 18, 2015|
|Northwest Film Center||Portland||OR||1444881600October 15, 2015|
|Bend Film Festival||Bend||OR||1444276800October 8, 2015|
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