Chico and Rita

2010, 94m, DCP, Spain/UK

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Screened August 16, 2017

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Unfolding primarily between Havana and New York in the late 40s and early 50s, this sweetly melancholic animated love letter to Cuba and its music follows the operatic relationship between fictional lovers Chico, an ambitious piano player, and Rita, a gifted singer—though their story is punctuated by encounters with real-life greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker. Nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Animated Feature category.

In French, Spanish, and English with English subtitles

A film by Fernando Trueba Javier Mariscal Tono Errando