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Spring 2012  February 13
SCFS Annual General Meeting to follow the film.


USA 2011, 83 min, documentary. Director: Jeff Malmberg.

Mark Hogancamp in front of photos of Marwencol

In 2000, Mark Hogancamp was brutally attacked by five men in his hometown of Kingston, New York. After he emerged from a nine-day coma with brain damage, physical and occupational therapies helped him regain basic motor skills. When his insurance ran out he was “determined not to let those five guys win,” and turned to art as a therapeutic tool.

What this ex-navyman, carpenter, and showroom designer accomplished was nothing less than astonishing. He imagined and built in his backyard a fictional Belgian town he named “Marwencol.” This film is a quirky testament to the human spirit.

Marwencol figurines



Official film website with trailer.


NYT Critics Pick reivew: " Model Town as Safe Haven".
NYT slideshow.


Interview with Jeff Malmberg in Filmmaker Magazine.


Truer Than Fiction Award - Jeff Malmberg - 2010 Independent Spirit Awards

Rotten Tomatoes: Golden Tomato Award - Best Doc 2010

HOT DOCS: HBO Documentary Films Emerging Artist Award.

Best Doc 2010: SXSW, Clevland International Film Fes, IFF Boston.


Marwencl posster