Tito and the Birds

Brazil, 71m, DCP

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Screened January 25–31, 2019

Reflecting the scope of political unrest in Brazil and abroad, this brisk, gorgeous, endlessly inventive hybrid of oil painting and digital animation packs thrills and heart in equal measure. In a society plagued (literally) by mass hysteria, young Tito invents a machine to help humans communicate with birds, believing he can execute a plan to save the city and his ailing mother. But first he must face up to a rich, reactionary TV personality capitalizing on the chaos. A Shout! Factory release

Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival

Matinees: English-language version

Evenings: In Portuguese with English subtitles

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A film by Gustavo Steinberg Gabriel Bitar André Catoto

Constantly absorbing and picture-book vivid… an unusually candid political allegory for young audiences.”