Efrain Velez Talks The Political Fabrications and Untruths in Welcome to Marwen

Have you seen Welcome to Marwen, the new film by acclaimed director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump), or have plans to see it? If early box-office reporting has anything to say about this…probably not. While the film’s trailer gathered early attention for its use of photorealistic CG animation alongside actors as distinguished as Steve Carrell and Leslie Mann, transforming them into living dolls in order to cinematically bring to life the tragic real-life story of Mark Hogancamp’s savage beating by five men for expressing a love of women’s shoes, and his subsequent creation of a fictional town populated by dolls where he produced astonishingly beautiful photographs to help deal with his trauma.

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