I remember learning about the documentary film Marwencol from reading about it here on the SDMB, I think. I watched it way back then and really liked it. It showed a very unusual and interesting situation. The story is in some ways joyful and in other ways very sad.
I searched and didn’t see any threads devoted to it. I did find mentions of it in this thread: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?p=15586493#post15586493
Also several mentions of it in this thread: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=657732&highlight=marwencol
I recently saw that there is a new movie coming out soon based on Marwencol. It’s a dramatization of the story, starring Steve Carell and co-starring some other well-known actors (Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger, Gwendoline Christie). From the trailer, it appears that some of the actors are portraying the characters/dolls of Marwencol and will appear as CGI animated versions of themselves.
Here is a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6dy7xQ8NeE
I never would have imagined Marwencol being adapted into a Hollywood feature film, but I like what I’ve seen for the most part. I just hope they haven’t overdone it with the “action” scenes shown in the trailer.
I rarely see movies in the theater anymore, but I might trek out to catch this one.