About the Film
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, this is the story of a love affair between two musicians which spans six decades, numerous countries and political regimes. In 1948, Chico is a hotshot jazz pianist living in Havana, where his reputation as a ladies’ man nearly outshines his talent at the keyboard. When Chico sees Rita singing at a nightclub, it’s love at first sight. After a quarrel, Rita is approached by an American talent scout and travels with him to New York. Not wanting to lose Rita, Chico and his best friend, Ramon, follow her to the Big Apple. This is a colorful and pulsing work of unusual charm.