On the Road to Tel-Aviv will also play with Marwencol in our TBA: 1 spot at 9:50a on Monday, April 12th!
A young Israeli finds himself in a delicate situation when an Arab woman enters the same bus as his fiancée. As he tries to get her out without creating a scene, panic ensues and he must right the situation, as the realities of war, terror, and enemies are exposed. [subtitles, violence]
A beautiful illustration of the subjective nature of reality where the viewer is left to ask: is this a tragic tale of a broken man, or the uplifting resurrection of a gifted artist? After being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar, Mark Hogancamp builds a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard. Mark populates the town he dubs "Marwencol" with meticulously detailed 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. [violence]