Trailer (2:17)
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Clip 2 (:36)
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  • 2010 IDA Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Filmmaker Award
  • About the Film

    Mark Hogancamp lies on his stomach with a cigarette dangling from his mouth as he poses a doll in a scene inside the miniature town of Marwencol.

    After a vicious attack leaves him brain damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in Marwencol, a 1/6th-scale World War II-era town that he creates in his backyard.

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  • The Town

    A doll dressed as a B-17 turret gunner who bailed out of his plane over Marwencol has a drink outside of Hogancamp’s Bar.

    Mark shoots his scenes in and around Marwencol, the tiny town that he built next to his trailer. We’ve created an interactive map of the town to give you a sense of where things are in relationship to others as the stories unfold.

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  • The Characters

    Mark Hogancamp, dressed in an Army uniform, holds up his doll counterpart, Hogie.

    Many of the dolls in Mark’s scenes are based on actual people in Mark’s life. Mark himself is the model for his hero “Hogie,” while his ex-wife is the inspiration for Hogie’s wife Anna.

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  • Talkback

    Mark Hogancamp stands in front of a blown-up projection of one of his photographs on a gallery wall.

    At screenings of Marwencol, audiences often express a fear that if the New York art world gets its claws in Mark that he could lose some of his innocence, or worse, be taken advantage of by greedy art dealers. What sorts of emotions did the film evoke for you in the end?

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