"...The sensation of a secret revealed would seemingly make this a pair with the occasionally overblown Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?, but the process is closer (inadvertently) to Spettacolo, Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen's remarkable documentary about a small Italian town that has spent decades using an annual play to process what is happening to them. So Bisbee has missed 100 of those acts of social purgation and bonding, and Greene's calm tone allows the tensions to register on their own terms..."
"...Life and Death in Miniature: 'Marwencol' Director Jeff Malmberg on One Trauma Survivor's Path to Set His World Right by Building It Anew..."
"...Winner: Marwencol (D: Jeff Malmberg)..."
"...The Narrative Feature Competition includes: Brotherhood, directed by Will Canon, Dance With The One, directed by Mike Dolan, Earthling, directed by Clay Liford, Helena from the Wedding, directed by Joseph Ifantolino, The Myth of the American Sleepover, directed by David Robert Mitchell, Phillip The Fossil, directed by Garth Donovan, Some Days are Better than Others, directed by Matt McCormick and Tiny Furniture, directed by Lena Dunham. The Documentary Feature Competition includes: Beijing Taxi, directed by Miao Wang, Camp Victory, Afghanistan, directed by Carol Dysinger, The Canal Street Madam, directed by Cameron Yates, Dirty Pictures, directed by Etienne Sauret, For Once In My Life, directed by Jim Bigham and Mark Moormann, Marwencol, directed by Jeff Malmberg, Pelada, directed by Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham and Ryan White and War Don Don, directed by Rebecca Richman Cohen...."
"...Other world premieres announced today include Eshom & Ian Nelms’ hybrid action thriller with dark humor, Small Town Crime; Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen’s lyrical portrait of a tiny hill town in Tuscany Spettacolo, their second feature after the award-winning Marwencol; first-time filmmaker Jennifer Reeder’s coming-of-age Muslim melodrama Signature Move starring Fawzia Mirza; and Latin American phenomenon René Pérez Joglar’s chronicle of his global exploration of his genetic roots in Residente...."
"...On the heels of Monsters' creepy-crawling into multiplexes last week, two more alums of the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival are touching down in Austin theatres: Jeff Malmberg's terrific (and Jury Award-winning) documentary feature Marwencol (pictured), about a head-trauma survivor who built a World War II-themed miniature city and peopled it with posable dolls, and Kerthy Fix's intimate documentary portrait Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields. And while we're on the subject of standout SXSW films, Bryan Poyser's scabrous comedy Lovers of Hate will premiere on the Sundance Channel on Nov..."
"...Marwencol (2010 Jury Award) After a bar attack left him with amnesia, Mark Hogancamp created a fictional, World War II, small-scale world with doll versions of his loved ones as a coping mechanism. Jeff Malmberg's documentary captures Hogancamp and the narratives he tells by photographing the dolls in the small town he created called Marwencol..."
"...Spettacolo D: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. (World Premiere)..."
"...Documentary Feature Winner: Marwencol (D: Jeff Malmberg) Runner-up: War Don Don (D: Rebecca Richman Cohen)..."
"...Truer Than Fiction Award Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Sweetgrass Jeff Malmberg, Marwencol Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Summer Pasture..."