Award-winning animated feature opens in New York City January 25, with theatrical openings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia and Arizona to follow on February 1.
Shout! Studios has announced U.S. theatrical dates for Tito and the Birds, the strikingly artistic, internationally acclaimed Brazilian animated feature that tells a timely tale of a marvelous dystopian adventure of heroic children battling a culture of fear that is infecting their world.
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 including oil paintings, digital drawings, and graphic animation. The film features an original score composed by Gustavo Kurlat and Ruben Feffer (Academy Award-nominated animated feature Boy and the World).
Tito and the Birds premiered in competition at the 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival to great audience enthusiasm and critical praise, and won the Best Feature at Anima Mundi 2018. The film had its North American festival premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, and recently garnered an Annie Award nomination in the Best Animated Feature – Independent category.
The award-winning feature is set to debut in New York City on January 25 at the Quad Cinema NYC, with further openings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia and Arizona planned for February 1. Additional screening locations and opening dates can be found on the Shout! Studios website.
Check out the official synopsis and trailer below:
Tito and the Birds is a film about a little boy and his journey to save the world. Tito, a shy 10-year-old boy, lives in a world on the brink of pandemic. Fear is crippling people, making them sick and transforming them. Tito realizes, based on his father’s past research, that there may be a way to utilize the local pigeon population and their songs to create a cure for the disease. His father was forced to leave when Tito was only six and the struggle to find a cure becomes linked with the search to find his father again, along with his own identity. Part action part drama, Tito’s journey is at once an uplifting and insightful adventure about a boy fighting to find out what is right and to learn how to overcome his own fear.
Source: Shout! Studios