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Intriguing film about one man's fantasy-world-as-therapy

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This fascinating 82-minute documentary takes us inside the damaged yet imaginative mind of Mark Hogencamp. Beaten into a coma by five men in 2000, Hogencamp seeks recovery -- both physically and psychologically -- in "Marwencol," a miniature, World War II-era town he created in his backyard using action figures. Hogencamp becomes consumed by his "society outside society," capturing intimate, wonderfully composed photographs of his fantasy world. Delivered without narration, director Jeff Malmberg's dark yet inspiring film includes interviews with Hogencamp and his friends as it follows the gifted artist all the way to his own art showcase in New York City. Starts Fri., Jan. 21. Oaks



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