Screening of critically acclaimed documentary MARWENCOL, preceded by musical performance by Jen DuBois (of Dust Bowl Faeries) at Drive-In 32 in Greenville, NY (screening begins at dark). Tickets: $10
MARWENCOL is a feature documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp. After being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar, Mark builds a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard. Mark populates the town he dubs “Marwencol” with dolls representing his friends and family and creates life-like photographs detailing the town’s many relationships and dramas. Playing in the town and photographing the action helps Mark to recover his hand-eye coordination and deal with the psychic wounds of the attack. When Mark and his photographs are discovered, a prestigious New York gallery sets up an art show. Suddenly Mark’s homemade therapy is deemed “art”, forcing him to choose between the safety of his fantasy life in Marwencol and the real world that he’s avoided since the attack.
Jen DuBois is a singer/songwriter and musician who was raised in Greene County, and lived and studied flamenco guitar in Spain. For the past two years, she has been the guitarist for the Dust Bowl Faeries, and writing and performing original compositions as a solo artist.