Tito and the Birds

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sun, Apr 7, 2019 10:00 AM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 12:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Tito e os Pássaros
Programs:Childish Films
Tags:Animation
Coming-of-Age
Family Friendly
Adventure
Release Year:2018
Runtime:73 min
Festivals & Awards:Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival - Special Mention Feature Length Film
Country/Region:Brazil
Language:Portuguese
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Shout! Factory
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxkEhoo1LL8
Cast/Crew
Director:Gabriel Bitar
André Catoto
Gustavo Steinberg
Executive Producer:Daniel Greco
Felipe Sabino
Screenwriter:Eduardo Benaim
Gustavo Steinberg
Composer:Ruben Feffer

Description

An animated feature from Brazil uses oil paintings, digital and graphic animation to portray a vibrant futuristic, sci-fi fantasy about a shy ten-year-old boy, Tito, on a mission to save the world. Tito's dad Rufus is a scientist whose latest invention goes awry at a critical moment when an epidemic sparked by human fear threatens the planet. Rufus mysteriously disappears and so does his valuable research on bird songs. Tito is convinced that these occurrences are connected to the cure. But fear spreads quickly and humanity's survival is in danger. Tito's mom is terrified for his safety and her protective instincts threaten the mission. As the only one to understand, Tito goes into the unknown with his friends, Sarah and Buiú. The kids must solve the mystery of his father's disappearance, find the birds, and stop the plague of fear, without falling prey to fear themselves.

Director Biography

Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto, Gustavo Steinberg

Gustavo Steinberg has produced six feature films, directed two and written the screenplay for four movies since 1995. Before co-directing Tito and the Birds, Gabriel Bitar worked on title sequences and animations for several TV shows and feature films in Brazil. Gabriel is a partner at Veranito, an animation studio based in São Paulo. André Catoto Dias, award-winning shorts director, founded animation studio DnA.tv.br in 2011.


Press

"With an animation style that resembles thick paint come to life, the story takes place in a dystopian future that has disturbing echoes of the present." - The Washington Post