"THE FIRST SERENDIPITOUS SURPRISE OF 2012! A dazzling and delightful work of modernist animation, a classic movie romance and a hip swinging, finger-popping tale of musical revolution!" - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
"MAGICAL! THE BEST MUSIC FILM IN ANY GENRE IN A LONG TIME...I LOVE IT!" - Michael Phillips, The Chicago Tribune
"ALMOST UNIMAGINABLY RICH AND RESONANT!" - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"A BEBOP ROMANCE THAT EVOKES A BYGONE ERA AS WELL AS, OR MAYBE EVEN BETTER THAN THE ARTIST!"- Lou Lumenick, The New York Post
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 romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.
Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards and Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Chico & Rita opens exclusively at the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles on March 9, and expands around the country in the following weeks. Learn more about the full list of theaters on our Facebook page. (Movie is unrated, intended for adult audiences).