Get a glimpse into the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp, who has created a small-scale World War II era town in his backyard, in the documentary "Marwencol."
The award-winning indie flick is being screened at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 17) at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. It's part of the Little Rock Film Festival's Argenta Film Series, which has screenings and discussions every third Thursday of the month. Admission is free.
Directed by Jeff Malmberg, "Marwencol" details the life of artist photographer Hogancamp. After being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar, he built a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard. The town, he dubs "Marwencol," is populated with dolls representing his friends and family.
It was released theatrically by the Cinema Guild and aired on PBS. It has won more than 25 awards, including two Independent Spirit Awards, Best Documentary of the Year from the Boston Society of Film Critics and Rotten Tomatoes, and the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
RSVP is requested for the screening. Register here. Check out the trailer below.