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  CHICO & RITA
By Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal (Spain & UK)
Presented in partnership with Jazzeast and the Atlantic Film Festival
Part of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21's Diversity Spotlight Film Series

  September 19 | 7pm | FREE
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 | 1055 Marginal Road
18 years and older—not suitable for minors

 

"Love is a song you never forget"

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.

Chico & Rita is from Oscar winning director Fernando Trueba and the legendary illistrator Javier Mariscal.
· Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film for the 84th Academy Awards 2012.
· 2012 Goya Award for best animated film.

One of the best films ever made about jazz, I can't think of any other that is truer and more moving."
—Gary Giddins / Film Comment

"I have fallen in love with a film full of so much life, warmth and love and it reminded me what style in the movies is about"
—Shane McNeil / Toronto Film Scene

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  Language: Spanish and English
Rating: Restricted (R) —Admittance restricted to persons 18 years of age and over. Content not suitable for minors. Contains frequent use of sexual activity and graphic violence.

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