CINEART Spain: Open air film screening of Chico & Rita

  • Film
  • New York
  • Thu, August 08, 2013
CINEART Spain: Open air film screening of Chico & Rita

Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba 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.

Pragda is arriving at New York’s emblematic cinemas with CINEART Spain. It will tour NYC’s most dynamic boroughs while showcasing one award-winning Spanish film and visiting a landmark film house every month. CINEART Spain aims to discover new Spanish film lovers by delivering terrific Spanish cinema to all corners of New York. Already an ardent Spanish film cineaste? Join Pragda in exploring New York neighborhoods and iconic cinema institutions.

Chico & Rita

  • Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, Spain, Great Britain, 2010, 90 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. View trailer.
  • 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 five-time Grammy®-winning composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, featuring the music of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, and others. Recipient of multiple awards such as the Goya Award, European Film Award, Gaudi Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film.

With music by Rebeca Vallejo Trio and free churros by Socarrat NYC.


Venue map

Tompkins Square Park, 500 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009


Doors open at 6 pm; screening at sundown.

More information



Organized by Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain: member of the network SPAIN arts & culture and Howl Arts Presents Free Films In Tompkin with the collaboration of PRAGDA and SPAIN arts & culture.



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