Chico and Rita

Chico and Rita

A scene from CHICO & RITA, a film by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. Picture courtesy Luma Films. All rights reserved.

Chico and Rita (2010/2012)

Also Known As: Chico & Rita

Opened: 02/10/2012 Limited

Awards Screeni...11/11/2011 - 11/17/20117 days
Angelika/NYC02/10/2012 - 03/15/201235 days
Kendall Square...03/02/2012 - 03/08/20127 days
The Nuart03/09/2012 - 03/15/20127 days
Cinema Village...03/16/2012 - 04/19/201235 days
Town Center 503/16/2012 - 03/22/20127 days
NoHo 703/16/2012 - 03/22/20127 days
Playhouse 703/16/2012 - 03/22/20127 days
Fallbrook 703/23/2012 - 03/29/20127 days
Claremont 503/31/2012 - 04/01/20122 days

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Genre: British/Spanish Animated Film (In Spanish w/English subtitles)

Rated: Unrated


Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and Spain's most famous and successful designer Javier Mariscal create a passionate and animated love story.

Close collaborators and friends for many years, Trueba and Mariscal celebrate their passion for the music and culture of Cuba with an epic story of love and heartbreak, set against the color and bustle of Havana, New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Paris in the late 1940s and early '50s.

In Chico & Rita, a gifted songwriter and beautiful singer chase their dreams - and each other - from Havana to New York and Las Vegas.

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist, bandleader and composer Bebo Valdes, Chico & Rita captures a definitive moment in the evolution of jazz music. The film features music by jazz legends Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole).



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