Screening of Chico and Rita


Tuesday, February 19, 2019


7:00 pm


Chicago Hall Screening Auditorium

Hispanic Studies Department Presents a film screening of Chico and Rita in honor of Black History Month
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 @ 7pm
Chicago Hall, Screening Auditorium
Refreshments will be provided

Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (BELLE EPOQUE, CALLE 54) and Spain's legendary artist Javier Mariscal celebrate 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, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy®-winning composer Bebo Valdes, 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.

Melissa Connor

Hispanic Studies Department