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For this Indiewire interview, the TFF 2015 Best New Narrative Director Zachary Treitz talks about world-building in his film Men Go to Battle, which premiered at the Festival this year. A Civil War film, Men Go to Battle walks a precarious line between an accessible narrative and the distancing affect of a period film.
Treitz details the thought process that led to the film's unusual time-space: "It's a slightly hermetically-sealed world: we wanted to make it feel natural and not period-y or old-timey. It was a game we were playing. But it was something we wanted to win."