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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BOY AND THE WORLD Opens DECEMBER 11th In LA & NY

BOY AND THE WORLD OPENS DECEMBER 11 AT THE IFC CENTER IN NY AND LAEMMLE NOHO 7 IN LA.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT BOYANDTHEWORLDFILM.COM

Tickets are now on sale for BOY AND THE WORLD, opening December 11 at New York’s IFC Center and Los Angeles’ Laemmle NoHo 7. The film, directed by Brazilian artist AlĂȘ Abreu, has screened in more than 150 film festivals around the world and has won 42 festival awards, including both Jury and Audience Awards at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. GKIDS is qualifying the film for the Academy Awards® in the Best Animated Feature category and will release the film nationwide in January 2016.

ABOUT BOY AND THE WORLD
Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s multiple award-winning masterpiece is a riotous explosion of music and color, a breathtakingly original and vibrant cinematic experience that depicts the wonders and struggles of the modern world as seen through the eyes of a young boy. 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.

ABOUT GKIDS
GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2009, the company has scored six Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations – second only to Disney – with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki's famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and others. www.gkids.com

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