Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
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.
Join director Dean Fleischer-Camp for a special post-screening Q&A after our opening night screening on Friday, August 19 at 6: 30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)