Chico and Rita Screening at the Brooks

by - April 05, 2012

THURS, APRIL 5 | 7 pm
Chico & Rita
Director: Fernando Trueba
Spain | 2010 | 94 minutes
Spanish and English

Celebrate the music and culture of Cuba with this epic animated tale of love, passion, and heartbreak, which was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award and will be presented in an exclusive, one-time-only screening at the Brooks. In circa-1948 Cuba, Chico, a piano player with big dreams, meets Rita, 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, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, and more. Admission: $6 mem/$8 non-mem/Free for VIP Film Pass holders. Call 901.544.6208 or visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

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