El Doctor is a 26-minute animation set in Mexico in 1940. Inspired by the drawings of Mexican artist Posada for turn-of-the-century penny magazines, the animation is graphically complex and narrative-driven, with a story told in both English and Spanish. Like Posada’s work, this darkly comic film is embedded in Mexican religion, superstition, and the tradition of treating miraculous occurrences as real.
2010: El Doctor screens at Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of Creative Capital film festival
2006: The Museum of Modern Art in New York hosts a retrospective screening of Pitt’s animations, including El Doctor
2006: El Doctor takes top prizes at Sin Fronteras Film Festival, Huesca International Film Festival, Ojai International Film Festival, and Morella Film Festival among several others
2006: El Doctor is broadcasted on PBS