Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Chico and Rita at Zeitgeist

April 13th, 2012 - April 19th, 2012
6:30 PM

Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

Chico & Rita by 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 desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. 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. 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature.

Zeitgeist will show the film daily Friday, April 13 – Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 PM. Recommended donation is $8 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors, and $6 for members. For more information, visit the Zeitgeist website.

Cuba + People
Oliver Houck
Professor - Law