An anthropomorphized shell wearing a homemade backpack
Screenings Kids

Family Flicks: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

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Marcel is an tiny, adorably plucky and curious shell who lives alone with his grandmother in a big but cozy house. With the help of a filmmaker who discovers him, Marcel begins a search for his long-lost extended family in this wonderful and wise, Academy Award-nominated take on surviving and thriving in the modern world from the perspective of a most unexpected hero.

Recommend for ages 8+

DCP, color, 90 min. Director: Dean Fleischer Camp. Screenwriters: Dean Fleischer Camp, Jenny Slate, Nick Paley. With: Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer Camp, Isabella Rossellini.

The Family Flicks Film Series is copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world.  


Ticketing: Admission is free. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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