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Boy and the World (2013)

Boy and the World (2013)

Film
Saturday, April 30
6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2016 Oscars, BOY AND THE WORLD tells the story of Menino, a little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

"It's hard to put into words the wildly imagined beauty of director Ale Abreu's drawing, with crayons and other tools kids might use." - Ella Taylor (NPR)

Brazil | 80 min | PG | DCP | Dir. Ale Abreu

*Official 2016 Oscars Best Animated Feature nominee Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. The film’s music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks (GKids, official website). 

"'Boy and the World' is dazzlingly colorful and alive, often resembling a more elaborate version of the kind of childlike drawings you probably have stuck to your refrigerator door right now." - Christy Lemire (RogerEbert.com)

Watch the Trailer!

Brazil | 80 min | PG | DCP | Dir. Ale Abreu

*Official 2016 Oscars Best Animated Feature nominee Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. The film’s music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks (GKids, official website). 

"'Boy and the World' is dazzlingly colorful and alive, often resembling a more elaborate version of the kind of childlike drawings you probably have stuck to your refrigerator door right now." - Christy Lemire (RogerEbert.com)

Watch the Trailer!

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