Chico & Rita is a Spanish animated film based in 1940s and 50s Cuba, New York City, Hollywood, Paris and Las Vegas. It follows Chico a young piano player who dreams of making it big. He teams with Rita because of her extraordinary voice. The two fall in love. However, Rita becomes more successful than Chico and is whisked away from Chico to America. They keep meeting up and getting separated in various locations.
Jazz fans will appreciate the Cuban jazz songs and some classics from players like Dizzie Gillespie and Charlie Parker.
Chico & Rita has made the film festival rounds in the last year or so but will be making an LA premiere in December, 2011.