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Watch List: The World of Marcel the Shell

It's the movie hit of the summer—a delightful, awe-inspiring cinematic journey and a love letter to docs, directed by one of our favourite Hot Docs alums! Pair Marcel the Shell with Shoes On with Watch List: The World of Marcel the Shell, a specially curated film series presented in partnership with director Dean Fleischer-Camp. Watch the films that inspired him in the creation of this iconic character and the dazzlingly inventive cinematic universe he has created with actress and co-writer Jenny Slate.

Photo credit: Michael Raines.
Series runs August 19 - 24

Friday, August 19, 9:00 PM

a person dressed as a ghost

A Ghost Story

A white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to console his grieving wife (Rooney Mara), but is drawn into a cosmic confrontation with his own memory and the meaning of life. 
  • D: David Lowery
  • USA
  • 2017
  • 92 min
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Saturday, August 20, 1:00 PM

man leaning to the right


French filmmaker Agnès Varda finds rich inspiration on her own doorstep in this record of the lively comings and goings and hidden beauty of one Parisian street.
  • D: Agnès Varda
  • France & West Germany
  • 1975
  • 78 min
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Saturday, August 20, 8:30 PM

Obvious Child

When aspiring comedian Donna Stern winds up pregnant after a one-night stand, she begins a hilarious and unexpected journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
  • Gillian Robespierre
  • USA
  • 2014
  • 84 min
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Sunday, August 21, 1:00 PM

group of people walking through a field

The Company of Strangers

An all-time favourite of Marcel director Dean Fleischer-Camp, this heartwarming hybrid doc follows seven elderly women who find themselves stranded in the wilderness.
  • D: Cynthia Scott
  • Canada
  • 1990
  • 101 min
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Wednesday, August 24, 7:00 PM

boy with a bow tie in front of a brick wall

Billy the Kid

A provocative coming-of-age story set in small-town Maine, Jennifer Venditti’s debut follows teenaged Billy as he grapples with isolation and first-time love.
  • D: Jennifer Venditti
  • USA
  • 2007
  • 84 min
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