CHICO & RITA
TONO ERRANDO, JAVIER MARISCAL, FERNANDO TRUEBA | SPAIN, UK | 2012 | 94 MIN | NR | SPANISH, ENGLISH, FRENCH
Part of the Community Screening Series
in partnership with Caribbean Community in Philadelphia
Tickets for this event are FREE, a reservation to the event is required.
Admission is on a first-come first-served basis.
Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (BELLE EPOQUE, CALLE 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.
Cast: EMAN XOR OÑA, LIMARA MENESES, MARIO GUERRA
In honor of National Caribbean American Heritage Month in June, Caribbean Community in Philadelphia will host its 6th annual Caribbean Film Screening engaging the audience with the sounds, taste and sight of Caribbean Arts & Culture. Chico & Rita is an award-winning musical animation love story, set in Cuba in Spanish and English Subtitles. This adult-only audience will be intrigued by the flair of Latin Caribbean Culture.
During the pre-screening reception, move to the rhythm of Caribbean beats featuring music powered by Island Vybe Philly Caribbean Station and explore Caribbean Art.
Enjoy a post-screening light cocktail reception with savoury Caribbean hors d’oeuvres flavours from Haitian-American, Chef Scutt and Sonia’s Kitchen from St. Kitts & Nevis.
PFS ON US is a free ticketing initiative that makes our programming available to all. Free tickets are available to the screening. Seating is first-come, first-served. Reservations do not guarantee admission.
Admission is not guaranteed after scheduled start time.
Philadelphia Film Center patrons can park for just $15 at the garage under Liberty Place, entrances on both 16th and 17th, between Market and Chestnut Streets. In order to receive this discount, you must park in the Liberty Place garage, and pick up a “chaser card” from the Box Office when you arrive at the theater to attend the show. When used in combination with the parking facility’s own ticket, this chaser card will reduce the price of your parking to $15, for a period up to 12 hours. Please ask at the Box Office for detailed instructions on how to use the “chaser card.”
A Note on Health & Safety
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