Tito and the Birds
(Tito e os Pássaros)

$5 Weekend Matinee Admission or Free with Cambridge Public Library Card
Directed by Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto and Gustavo Steinberg.
With Pedro Henrique, Denise Fraga, Matheus Nachtergaele.
Brazil, 2019, DCP, color, 73 min.
Portuguese with English subtitles.

Together with his friends, Tito—an inventive and curious ten-year-old—embarks on a journey to find the cure for a strange epidemic overtaking the world: experiencing bouts of intense fear and panic, victims are falling ill and turning to stone. Surprisingly, Tito discovers that completing his father’s research on bird song just might be able save them. However, his father has been out of the picture ever since a failed scientific experiment severely injured his son, so Tito must overcome his own fear, finding his father and himself on this magical journey. Winner of several major children’s film festival awards, this thrilling and visually stunning adventure features a distinctive, dynamic style using a mix of oil-on-glass paintings, digital drawings and graphic animation. Tito and the Birds is also a candid political allegory for young audiences, teaching them about exploring fear in oneself and the role it plays in society at large.

Age recommendation: 10+. Content Advisory: limited use of strong language, children shown in perilous situations.

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