Tito and the Birds
TITO AND THE BIRDS plays as part of the Art Theater’s Smart Kids 2019 series. Admission is FREE & open to All!
2018 | Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto, and Gustavo Steinberg | Brazil | English | CC not available | 73 min | NR (recommended for ages 12+)
Tito is a shy 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother. When an unusual epidemic starts to spread, making people sick whenever they get scared, Tito quickly discovers that the cure is somehow related to his missing father’s research on bird song. He embarks on a journey with his friends to find the antidote. Tito’s search becomes a quest to find his missing father and save the world from the epidemic.
Content advisory: This uplifting film with some dark themes is suitable for older kids (12+ years) 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.
“A stunningly unique and beautiful animated gem.” — Oktay Ege Kozak, Paste Magazine
“‘Tito’ manages to make its ideas feel new just as the events of today’s world make them feel increasingly relevant.” — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times