Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Friday, Jan 20 at 3:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Dean Fleischer Camp. 2022, 90 mins. With Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, and Isabella Rossellini. Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie 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 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. The feature film debut of a character created by Dean Fleischer Camp and Jenny Slate and previously featured in three award-winning stop-motion animated short films, Marcel the Shell with Shoes Onplays so successfully as a documentary that you might catch yourself believing it’s true, especially when notable figures turn up in the apartment. It also plays so well as giddy comedy that its stealth exploration of loss and heartbreak might just sneak up on you.
Rated PG; recommended for ages 8+
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.