Film: Chico and RitaFriday, February 21 | 8:00 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
$5 Museum members, students
$7 All others
Series passes are no longer offered.
(2010) Directed by Tono Errando. Original Music by Bebo Valdés. (94 min.) Not rated, but suggested R for graphic animated sex.
Havana, 1948. Chico, a pianist (his music by legendary Bebo Valdés) and Rita, a sensual vocalist, fall in love and chase fame from the Caribbean to bebop New York, smoky Paris, and high-rolling Las Vegas. Big American cars represent big American success in this Oscar-nominated animation.
“A pure delight, a keenly affecting, visually ravishing tale.” (Washington Post)
Watch the trailer.
Latin jazz pianist and composer Eric Hirsh will speak about the legacy of Bebo Valdés and briefly perform before the screening.
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February 21, 2014