Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Aug 19 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Aug 20 3:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Aug 20 5:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Aug 21 11:00 AM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Aug 21 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Aug 22 4:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Aug 22 7:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Aug 23 4:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Aug 23 7:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Aug 24 4:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Aug 25 4:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Aug 25 7:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:89
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Dean Fleischer-Camp

Description

It's the movie hit of the summer—a delightful, awe-inspiring cinematic journey and a love letter to docs, directed by one of our favourite Hot Docs alums! Marcel (Jenny Slate) is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colourful existence with his grandmother Connie (Isabella Rossellini) and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker (Dean Fleischer-Camp) discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans—as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family.

Adapted from a series of beloved stop-motion animations and children's books created by Camp, whose brilliant film Fraud was the toast of our 2016 Hot Docs Festival, and Slate, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is a mouthwatering feast of documentary technique, a grab bag of hilarious media cameos (Lesley Stahl, Brian Williams, the voice of Nathan Fielder) and an uplifting tonic for these trying and troubled times. It's a hilarious, heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.

Photo credit: Michael Raines.

Join director Dean Fleischer-Camp for a special Q&A after our opening night screening on Friday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)


Want more? Check out The World of Marcel the Shell, a special film series that tours the offbeat inspiration and influences behind the iconic stop-motion character Marcel the Shell. Curated in partnership with director Dean Fleischer-Camp.

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