The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

World of Animation: BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN

Are you an Orange County student currently in Grades 7th through 12th?  If so, State Street Foundation and The Frida Cinema invite you to join us for our FREE World of Animation series, which takes place Tuesdays at 3:30pm from October 5th – November 23rd! Don’t worry if you’ve missed some screenings — register anytime, and jump in for the rest of the series!  Information and registration for this free series can be found at thefridacinema.org/world-of-animation!

On Tuesday, November 16th, join us for Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, a striking, haunting film from Spain! Based on the comic Psiconautas by Alberto Vazquez , the story follows a community of talking animals living in a post-apocalyptic landscape. One of the inhabitants, Birdboy, struggles to suppress a crow-like demon dwelling in his body. As tensions in the community rise and the residents become more desperate, it becomes harder and harder for Birdboy to fight the demon inside him.


“With Birdboy, the techniques and tools of cinema allow Vázquez to realize the strongest possible version of a story adapted many times.” – Jon Hogan, Hyperallergic

“With imagery that shifts seamlessly from the kawaii to the diabolical, not least in a darkly psychedelic sequence near the end, this is a film that really makes its mark.” – Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“I guarantee you it will be a film experience unlike any you’ve had before and that has to count for something.” – Rachel Wagner, Rotoscopers