“Enthralling and effortlessly relevant, BIRDBOY is a searing contemporary fantasy, and often unrelenting in its savage attacks on greed, acquisitiveness, the disposable society, and some not-so-subtle jabs at Spanish Catholicism. Yet, for all that brutality, and the continual sense that these children face overwhelming odds from a cruel world, there is a heartfelt sense of hope, that a better world may be reachable. There are no Disney happy ends here, but there is a less bleak future, if only we can look beyond our own blackened, monstrous hearts.” – Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle
A post-apocalyptic wasteland, adolescent love and hope in a depleted landscape – even in the darkest of worlds, hope persists. BIRDBOY is a striking, Goya award-winning, fever-dream populated by anthropomorphic creatures, human in their dreams and yearnings, trapped in a world destroyed by nuclear catastrophe. Confined to a wasteland, Dinki and her friends plan to escape the island they call home in search of a better life. Only a sullen, pill-popping, BIRDBOY, secluded from the world, beset by personal demons, holds the secret to a brighter future.
Please note: this film contains profanity and frightening imagery.
The first 50 ticket holders to check in at the box office (each BIRDBOY screening) will receive a free enamel pin!