Tito and the Birds

Saturday, January 26 – 7:00pm

Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar & André Catoto, animation, Brazil, 2018, 1h 13m, Portuguese with English subtitles
Ages 12+

** Washington State premiere! **

This film, with a distinctive painterly style, follows the story of a shy 10-year-old boy named Tito who lives in a world where fear is crippling people, making them sick and transforming them. Tito realizes, based on his missing father’s past research, that there may be a way to use the local pigeon population and their songs to create a cure for the disease. As he tries to find a cure, he also begins the search for his father.

Content advisoryThis uplifting film with some dark themes is suitable for older kids with adventurous tastes. This is a film about the debilitating way that fear affects people, so fearlessness in watching is helpful! There are depictions of life in near-future, dangerous looking, chaos-filled city, where an epidemic turns people into stones. Not spoiling anything to alert you: there is a happy ending.

** Thanks to our community partner the Seattle Latino Film Festival for their support of this screening! **


 

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