Monday, October 4, 2010


Jeff Malmberg's “Marwencol” takes its name from the fictional Belgian town built by the documentary's subject, Mark Hogancamp, in his Kingston, New York backyard. But Malmberg's video imagery, captured by point-and-shoot camerawork, and livened up with big band music from time to time, can't hold a candle to outsider artist Hogancamp's work. Luckily for Malmberg, he's found a highly articulate character whose life story is so captivating it matters little who's behind the lens.

To read the rest of my review visit Slant Magazine.

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