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Code: 5135
A film by Jeff Malmberg

2010 / USA / 84 min
Dolby Digital 2.0 / NR


    Outside a small bar in Kingston, NY, Mark Hogancamp was beaten nearly to death, his memories wiped away. Seeking recovery, he builds Marwencol, a miniature World War II-era town filled with doll versions of his friends, fantasies, and even his attackers. As he documents the town's dramas with his camera, the dolls become living characters in an epic tale of love, adventure, resurrection and revenge. When his photos are discovered by the art world, Mark is suddenly forced to choose between the safety of his imaginary world and the real world he's avoided since the attack.

    Winner of over a dozen awards, including two Independent Spirit Awards & Best Documentary of the Year from Boston Society of Film Critics.

    Special Features

    · Seven Additional Marwencol Story Sequences
    · Deleted Scenes
    · Mark's Reaction to the Film
    · Mark at the "Red Carpet" Premiere
    · Stills Gallery
    · Theatrical Trailer
    · "Marwencol", an essay by film critic Elvis Mitchell
    · Collectible Marwencol mini-print by Mark Hogancamp

    Film Reviews

    —Boston Globe, Sound on Sight, Slate, Boston Phoenix, Slant magazine, Gay City News, New York Magazine, The L Magazine

    "An exhilarating, utterly unique experience."
    - Kevin Thomas, LA Times

    "An astounding movie - one of those tales of all-american oddness that just keeps flowering into weirder, richer territory."
    —Ty Burr, Boston Globe

    CRITICS' PICK! "FASCINATING. Populated by meticulously costumed Barbies and G.I. Joes, [Marwencol]is a hotbed of sex, violence and betrayal fantasies that allow its creator to work through his physical and emotional difficulties."
    —Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

    "GRADE: A-! I can barely describe the wonders of Marwencol."
    —Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

    "A mysterious and almost holy experience."
    —Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

    "You've never seen anything like it before."
    —Alicia Van Couvering, Filmmaker Magazine

    "An amazing experience."
    —James Verniere, Boston Herald

    Hogancamp's Marwencol, and Malmberg's Marwencol, have to be seen to be believed."
    —Dana Stevens, Slate

    "Extraordinary. Not to be missed."
    —Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

    "As fascinating as a documentary can get."
    —Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

    Four Stars "Marwencol is truly transcendent An amazing true story."
    —Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune