Chico & Rita

"Sexy, sweet and laced with a sadness at once specific to its place and time and accessible to anyone with a breakable heart, Chico & Rita is an animated valentine to Cuba and its music. Shuttling between Havana and New York and conveying the blend of soul and scholarship that signifies true jazz devotion, the film and its score from Bebo Valdés brings alive an almost unimaginably rich and resonant moment in musical history—teaming with real-life legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk and the great Cuban conga player Chano Pozo, a crucial figure in the era's mixing of styles and genres." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

In collaboration with the “We Always Swing”® Jazz Series. Free!

In person! The film will be followed by Q&A with four-time Latin Jazz Grammy nominee & Afro-Caribbean/Afro-Cuban Ethnomusicologist + trombonist Conrad Herwig, who contributed to the soundtrack.

Nov 12 at 6:30pm

Ragtag's free-tix policy:

Tickets to free events are available at our box office starting at 12 noon the day of the show (unless otherwise noted). No more than four free tickets will be given to one person.

A free ticket guarantees you a seat until 10 minutes before showtime and not after. If all tickets have been distributed and there are open seats at 10 till, we will start seating the theater from the waiting list (queue). Ticket holders will continue to be admitted at this time if seats are available. This policy allows us to start on time and give the audience a distraction-free experience.