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November 26 at 12:01am to November 29 at 11:59pm ET
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Join us for a special Cinema New Bedford featuring Jenny Slate in person and her new movie Marcel the Shell with Shoes On!
Based on the viral short films about an adorable, world weary little shell, Marcel the Shell stars the ineffable comedian/actress and MA native Jenny Slate, who will join our screening for a live Q&A. The character Marcel was created by Slate and the movie's director, Dean Fleischer-Camp.
Once part of a sprawling community of shells, Marcel and his grandmother Connie (voiced by THE Isabella Rossellini) 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 stop-motion animated film also features appearances by Andy Richter, Leslie Stahl, Jessi Klein and more.
Like all Cinema New Bedford screenings, the audience has the opportunity to continue the conversation after the film, this time with Slate herself. Be sure to bring your questions about Marcel, because Slate's ready to answer them!
Film runtime: 90 minutes.
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Cinema New Bedford presents films that spark conversations, “big feelings,” and new perspectives. Our mission is to help create and sustain a robust cinephile community in New Bedford, promote the art of cinema, and build community through collective engagement that brings joy, sorrow, and everything in between.
Programming includes film series such as 4 By Scorsese, Winter Whimsy: Wes Anderson, and Best of the Fests; Community and issue focused screenings such as FLEE (refugees and immigration), I AM GRETA (climate change) and ATLANTIS (Ukraine); and special events such as DOWNTON ABBEY at Rotch-Duff-Jones House, MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON with Jenny Slate live, and CatVideoFest, a compilation of the latest and best cat videos from around the world.
This series is curated by Mocha James Herrup, PhD, founder of the New Bedford Film Society. Mocha James draws from their work as a film professor, arts and culture writer, and film festival programmer to bring films that help us see the world in a new light.
The collection of Mocha James' program notes for Cinema New Bedford films is available here.
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