Screen/Society--NC Latin American Film Festival--"Chico & Rita"
Chico & Rita
(Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, and Fernando Trueba, 2010, 94 mins, Spain, Spanish and English with English subtitles, Animated in Color, DVD; Rated R for sexual content involving nudity and dialogue, drug material, and for some language.)
The story of Chico and Rita is set the against backdrops of Havana, New York City, Las Vegas, Hollywood, and Paris in the late 1940s and early 1950s. A gifted songwriter and beautiful singer chase their dreams--and each other--from Havana to New York and Las Vegas. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey, in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero, brings heartache and torment.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University at UNC-CH and Duke University, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI)