BSFC Press Release - January 7, 2011
BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS ANNOUNCES AWARDS CEREMONY
Tom Meek, Event Coordinator/President
Loren King, Event PR Coordinator
DIRECTOR OF ACCLAIMED MARWENCOL TO BE GUEST OF HONOR AT BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS CEREMONY
BOSTON — 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 ceremony Sunday, January 30 at 7 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.
Tickets to the event are available to the public through the Brattle Theater and the BSFC web sites. There will be a pre-event cocktail reception with Malmberg at 5:30 p.m. at Casablanca restaurant in Harvard Square.
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 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.
The Jan. 30 ceremony will also honor several members of the Boston film community cited by BSFC for their contributions in 2010. Local awardees include legendary documentary filmmakerFrederick Wiseman of Cambridge; Saul Levine, programmer for the MassArt Film Society; and Rebecca Meyers, director of film programs for ArtsEmerson.
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).
Emmy Award-winner and BSFC member Joyce Kulhawik will emcee the evening.
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.bostonfilmcritics.org for more information on the organization and for a complete list of winners.