Latin American Institute Film Screenings
Directed by Brazilian filmmakers Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, and André Catoto
Friday, December 7, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409
UCLA James Bridges Theater
Tito is a shy 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother. Suddenly, 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 to save the world from the epidemic with his friends. Tito’s search for the antidote becomes a quest for his missing father and for his own identity.
A strikingly artful cinematic experience, animated feature TITO AND THE BIRDS is a socially relevant film and tells a timely tale of a marvelous dystopian adventure of heroic children battling a culture of fear that is infecting their world. Brazilian filmmakers Gustavo Steinberg (End of the Line), Gabriel Bitar (Cidade Cinza), and André Catoto (Say I Am Only Seventeen) use a striking palette to create indelible visuals, mixing expressionist influences with a variety of animation techniques (oil paintings, digital drawings, and graphic animation). The film features an original score composed by Gustavo Kurlat and Ruben Feffer.
TITO AND THE BIRDS premiered in competition earlier this year at the 2018 ANNECY International Animation Film Festival to great audience enthusiasm and won the Best Feature at Anima Mundi 2018. The film recently had its North American festival premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2018 ahead of its theatrical launch.
73 Minutes | Portuguese with English Subtitles
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Cost: Open and free to the public
Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Pay-by-space ($3 - an hour or $12 - all day). Campus map, directions, transportation options to UCLA at UCLA maps and driving directions
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Sponsor(s): Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Consulate General of Brazil- Los Angeles, UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies