Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

New Cinema from Latin America: Chico & Rita

March 6th, 2013
7:00PM

Location
Jones Hall 102

CHICO & RITA
Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando / 94 min. / 2012 / Spain, U.K.

Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (The Age of Beauty) and famous artist Javier Mariscal, have teamed up to make Chico & Rita, an animated love story starring the music, culture and people of Cuba. Chico is a dashing piano player and Rita is an enchanting and beautiful Havana nightclub singer. When they meet, the sparks fly and they fall madly in love. An epic romance unfolds as the pair travels the glamorous stages of 1940s/1950s Havana, New York City, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Paris.

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This series is sponsored by the Tulane University Film Studies Program’s Silverstein Fund, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the
Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with
United StatesUniversities.

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