Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children


Thursday Apr 12 01:00 PM
Thursday Apr 12 07:30 PM
Friday Apr 13 01:00 PM
Sunday Apr 15 07:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of European Cinema 2018.

Directed by Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero. Spain. 2017. In Spanish with English subtitles. 
Based on a graphic novel and short film by co-director Alberto Vázquez and winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Feature (where Vázquez won Best Animated Short Film in the same year), Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is a darkly comic, beautiful and haunting tale of coming of age in a world gone to ruin. Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to search for a better life. Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever. Birdboy reveals that there is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds.

Warning: Parental advisory
Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Includes bleak vision of a post-apocalyptic world, violence and drug addiction.

Read the NPR review.

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