Discovering Marwencol

Discovering Marwencol

Mark Hogancamp from my visit in June 2014 ©David Naugle


Marwencol - Premiere Night IFC New York

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Snap Judgement – Marwencol

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that actress Eiza González has joined the cast of Robert Zemeckis’ “The Women of Marwen”! The film, which is based off the documentary “Marwencol”, also stars Steve Carell, Leslie Mann and Janelle Monáe and will hit theaters on November 21st, 2018. “The Women of Marwen”, which is written by Zemeckis and Caroline Thompson, “tells the story of a man named Mark Hogancamp [who was] violently assaulted outside of a local bar, and was left with permanent brain damage and almost complete memory loss following a nine-day coma. HIs family was unable to afford the proper rehab, but this opened Hogancamp up to a different kind of therapy: exploration of his imagination. This included the creation of Marwencol, a 1/6 scale World War II-era Belgian town. While this doesn't seem extraordinary by itself, it was soon found that Hogancamp was including people from his own life as characters within the town.” “Carell is the broken man who builds the miniature set, with González set to play one of the women in the fantasy, a singer named Caralala who works in the village’s bar.” According to CinemaBlend, “Zemeckis told me that his film will not be a direct adaptation/remake, and instead will take the core of what the ‘Marwencol’ documentary interesting and expand on it.” What do you think of Eiza González joining Robert Zemeckis’ “The Women of Marwen”? Let me know in the comments! #EizaGonzález #TheWomenofMarwen #RobertZemeckis #SteveCarell #LeslieMann #JanelleMonae #EizaGonzalez #CarolineThompson #Marwencol #MarkHogancamp #MarwencolMovie #WomenofMarwen #TheWomenofMarwenMovie #MovieNewsNow – @eizagonzalez

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New York Times – “In a Tiny Universe, Room to Heal” – by Penelope Green
Wall Street Journal – “Illustrator’s War Games Prove Restorative” – by Steve Dollar
Psychology Today – “Not Child’s Play” – by Ethan Gilsdorf
Huffington Post – “When Therapy Becomes Art” – by Jonathan Kim
Los Angeles Times – “The Extraordinary Goings-On in a Town Called Marwencol” – by Mark Olsen
Wired Magazine – “Miniature Town Brings Its Creator a New Life” – by Pete Brook
Denver Post – “This Doc(umentary) Has Healing Powers” – by Lisa Kennedy
Austin Chronicle – “Life and Death in Miniature” – by Ashley Moreno
Times Herald-Record – “Personal Tragedy Leads Ulster Man to Unique Art Form” – by Jeremiah Horrigan
Montreal Mirror – “A World in His Backyard” – by Mark Slutsky
Chronogram – “Marwencol: A Fine Belgian Fantasy “
Tonner Magazine -“Marwencol: A film of depth on art, doll collecting, photography and dream” – by Sparrow