Chico & Rita

Chico & Rita

Directed by: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba

Sunday, December 29 - Thursday, January 2, 2014

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Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle EpoqueCalle 54) and Spain’s legendary illustrator Javier Mariscal celebrate their passion for the music and culture of Cuba with an epic story of love, passion, and heartbreak.

Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy®-winning composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, and features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo, and others.

94 Minutes, Spanish
Spain/UK
Official Website: http://www.gkids.tv/chico/

"ALMOST UNIMAGINABLY RICH AND RESONANT! A reminder not only of the aesthetic vitality of hand-drawn, two-dimensional animation, but also of the form's ability to provide entertainment and enlightenment for adults. "
- A.O. Scott, New York Times


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