With Jeff Malmberg in person
Dir. Jeff Malmberg. 2010, 83 mins. Digital projection. After being beaten into a coma by five men outside a bar, Mark Hogancamp begins to recover by embarking on an ambitious and therapeutic endeavor. He builds a 1/6th-scale model World War II-era town in his backyard, and populates it with dolls representing his friends and family as well as photographs depicting fictionalized dramas in the town he calls “Marwencol.” But when his photographs draw the attention of a New York gallery, Mark has to reckon with his project being suddenly seen as art, forcing him to choose between the safety of his fantasy life and the real world that he has been avoiding since the attack. “Exactly the sort of mysterious and almost holy experience you hope to get from documentaries and rarely do.” —Michael Atkinson, Village Voice. Nominated for four Cinema Eye Honors awards, and winner of Best Debut Feature.
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