I was excited for Marwencol (2010, dir. Jeff Malmberg, 82 mins., USA) before I read this great review in the LA Times. I think we're in for a treat, Indy. We're partnering with the Indianapolis Museum of Art to bring this film to town on Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m. Not convinced? Check out the official trailer.
The Scoop: Marwencol is a wildly fascinating film portrait of a troubled, gifted eccentric named Mark Hogancamp. After being nearly beaten to death, Hogancamp provides his own therapy by retreating to a fantasy world of his own impressive making: he shoots perfectly composed, painstakingly crafted photographs of GI Joe and Barbie dolls inhabiting a scale version of a war-torn town he names Marwencol, enacting a cycle of romance and violence. Winner of a Grand Jury prize at South by Southwest 2010.
Purchase advance tickets here - $9, or $5 for IMA members. See you at the Toby?