Friday, July 26, 2013

HOWL and Free Films In Tompkins Presents "Chico and Rita" on Thursday August 8th!

A very special tribute to the legendary Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés
, in collaboration with Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain: a Member of the network Spain Arts and Culture, and Pragda and its CineArt Spain program...


"Lushly scored and magical; the best music film in any genre in a long time!"
Michael Phillips, The Chicago Tribune

Thursday, August 8, 2013  
On the Lawn in Tompkins Square Park, NYC 
Free Admission

Gates open at 6 PM. 
Live Music By The Rebeca Vallejo Trio at 7 PM. 
Film at sundown.

Free Churros sponsored by La Churreria from Socarrat Paella Bar

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. 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, one of the greatest Cuban Jazz musicians of all time who inspired the story of Chico.

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, the European Film Award, a Gaudi Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film. 

Before the film, enjoy the sounds of the Rebeca Vallejo Trio with its Andalusian roots soaked in funk, bossa nova, soul, jazz and flamenco. Equal parts nomad and musician, Rebeca Vallejo's life has led her across several continents and infused her music with an awareness and understanding of a multitude of cultures. 

"Hailing from Spain, using her own body to incorporate percussive accents, she is an earthy grounding rod for some powerfully streaming wattage."  --Katie Bull The NYC Jazz Record. 

Churros y chocolate

Free Churros, the perfect movie-watching food,
will be offered by La Churreria
from Socarrat Paella Bar. These mouth-watering fried
 bits of sweet dough are often dipped in
or filled with chocolate or guava
or sprinkled with sugar, and nick-named the Spanish donut. 


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