Friday | 19.04.19

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Monthly Screenings
The Cuban Revolution on Jazz
Chico & Rita
Dir.: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando | 94 minutes

Other Screenings

Lecture by: Roee Ben Sira

Concert performed by Anna Spitz with Nocturno Quartet: Ari Erev piano, Kobi Salomon saxophone & clarinet, Adam Ben Ezra bass, Gilad Dobrecky percussion.

In the program: Latin Jazz improvisation on songs from Central America, Cuba and Mexico

Spain, UK 2010 | 94 minutes | Spanish, English | Hebrew subtitles

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. 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. The film has one of the most unique visual styles not just in recent memory but perhaps even ever. Nominated for Best Animated Film, 84th Academy Award 2011.