at AFS Cinema
"...Life and Death in Miniature: 'Marwencol' Director Jeff Malmberg on One Trauma Survivor's Path to Set His World Right by Building It Anew..."
"...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..."
"...Savjani, who founded the Austin-based production company filmscience, also produced Reichardt’s Wendy & Lucy and Old Joy, among others (see also: Harmony and Me, three Joe Swanberg pictures, and Geoff Marslett’s out of this world animated comedy Mars). SXSW Film 2010 titles got a lot of love this year, too, with nods for world premieres Marwencol, Tiny Furniture, and Thunder Soul...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...Winner: Marwencol (D: Jeff Malmberg)..."
"...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...."
"...Documentary Feature Winner: Marwencol (D: Jeff Malmberg) Runner-up: War Don Don (D: Rebecca Richman Cohen)..."