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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Scheduled to Start July 22

1 hour 29 minutes


Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

A 2010 viral video turned family-friendly feature film! "Don't miss this strange, special little film"—Peter DeBruge, Variety. 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 strangely heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners. "Let it be said that three and a half minutes was just the right length for a 'Marcel the Shell With Shoes On' video — and all it took for Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate to launch one of the internet's unlikeliest viral phenoms back in 2010. Picture books and additional shorts soon followed, allowing the duo to cash in on some of that success. But they didn't 'sell out' (unlike, say, Looney Tunes when they made 'Space Jam'), preserving the original charm of their creation every step of the way"—DeBruge.

Scheduled to Start July 22


Make Your Own Marcel the Shell + Friends: Join us for a fun, family-friendly activity right after the film! Create your own adorable sea-shell creature inspired by the much-anticipated new film. All shells, googly-eyes, and shoes will be provided.

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