On Friday, March 13, TCFA is presenting the final film in a series of four outstanding NYS doc series poster 2.15documentaries featuring one-of-a-kind individuals from our Empire State. Dubbed New York State of Mind, the series will bring these touching, funny, amazing, gripping—and true!—stories to area audiences.
The fourth film, Marwencol (2010/not rated; adult themes, occasional language), is truly one man’s story, set near Kingston, NY. Most important: this film is not a bummer! While the catalyst for this look into the private world of Mark Hogencamp is a brutal, nearly fatal beating, the real story is where his changed life and imagination took him as he recovered. He began building a Barbie-scale, World War II-era village in his backyard, with elaborate scenarios involving himself, his friends, his fantasies, even his attackers. In recording the town’s dramas in photographs, he captures an epic “of love, adventure, resurrection and revenge.” When the outside world discovers him and his creations, he has to decide how far to step out of the safety of his imagination into the realities he had mostly left behind.
All films in the series are geared for adults and older teens.
Screenings begin at 7:30pm; admission is $4. Modest refreshments will be available.
Viewers should feel free to bring their own chairs if they like.