Special Guests Include ‘Marwencol’ Director Jeff Malmberg!
Tickets for the Reception, Awards, and Screening are $25; Tickets for the Awards and Screening only are $15 general public, $10 Students and Brattle Members | No Passes
The Brattle is honored to again host the Boston Society Of Film Critics awards presentation and film screening. Jeff Malmberg, director of the acclaimed documentary Marwencol, will accept two awards for his film from Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) at the BSFC’s fourth annual awards! The ceremony will also honor several members of the Boston film community cited by BSFC for their contributions in 2010. Local awardees include legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman of Cambridge; Saul Levine, programmer for the MassArt Film Society; and Rebecca Meyers, director of film programs for ArtsEmerson.
Marwencol is about Mark Hogancamp of Kingston, N.Y., who dealt with the aftermath of a brutal beating by building a miniature World War II village in his backyard using dolls to act out an elaborate narrative of his own personal trauma and healing. The construction, and Hogencamp’s photographs of it, caught the attention of the New York art world. Marwencol earned 2010 Best Documentary honors from the BSFC and Malmberg was named Best New Filmmaker. Marwencol will be screened at the event with a question-and-answer session with Malmberg immediately following.
A copy of Welcome to Marwencol, a limited edition, full-color storybook that details the origins of his fabled town and a signed photograph by Mark Hogancamp will be part of a raffle at the event, with part of the proceeds benefiting artists and children with disabilities, and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.
Sponsors for the event include The Boston Phoenix, The Hotel Veritas, Big Picture Framing and Flash Print.
The BSFC’s annual awards ceremony has become a much-anticipated event for the Boston film community. Last year’s guest of honor was Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner of The Hurt Locker who participated in a lively Q-and-A following a screening of the film. The Hurt Locker went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Other past honorees include Maureen Ryan, producer of Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire, and actor Frank Langella (Starting Out in the Evening, Frost/Nixon).
Formed in 1981, the BSFC is made up of 19 professional film critics working in the print and broadcast media in and around Boston. Visit the BSFC website at www.thebsfc.org for more information on the organization and a complete list of this year’s award winners.