Marcel the Shell With Shoes On


The Main 1 Wed, May 11, 2022 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Programs:New American Visions
Family Drama
Release Year:2021
Runtime:90 min
Print Source:A24
Director:Dean Fleischer-Camp
Producer:Dean Fleischer Camp
Jenny Slate
Terry Leonard
Elisabeth Holm
Andrew Goldman
Caroline Kaplan
Paul Mezey
Cinematographer:Bianca Cline
Eric Adkins
Screenwriter:Dean Fleischer Camp
Jenny Slate
Nick Paley
Editor:Dean Fleischer Camp
Nick Paley
Principal Cast:Jenny Slate
Rosa Salazar
Thomas Mann
Isabella Rossellini


Based on the adorable viral video by Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate. Dean is a filmmaker who rents an Airbnb with a permanent guest: Marcel the Shell (voiced by Slate), who wears shoes and lives there with his Grandmother. What can Dean do but make a documentary? Will fame change Marcel?

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. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners. Dean Fleischer-Camp’s glorious animated film is a heartbreaking joy in the mold of The Little Prince, and features the voices of Jenny Slate and Isabella Rossellini.

Director Biography

Dean Fleischer-Camp’s Marcel the Shell with Shoes On has already been an online sensation, and the books based on this character have been international bestsellers. Fleischer-Camp is the director of numerous short films and the innovative found-footage documentary Fraud (2016).