June 21, 2011
aside from werner herzog's cave of forgotten dreams, there is one other documentary i've seen in recent history that completely blew me away: marwencol. the film is about a man named mark hogancamp, who after being savagely beaten outside of a bar learns to deal with his trauma and memory loss by escaping into his fantasy world, a small WWII-era town that he built and photographed himself. this movie was incredibly heartbreaking, moving, and inspiring all at the same time, and you'd be missing out if you let it pass you by. learn more about mark and the magical world of marwencol here.