Thursday, August 8, 2013

CANCELED Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: Chico + Rita (rain optional?)

Per the Films at Tompkins website:

Ugh! Another Thursday and another day of rain. We can't believe it but yet another film has to be canceled due to the weather. We won't be showing Chico & Rita tonight

Tonight's selection is "Chico + Rita," a Spanish animated feature-length film (with Spanish and English languages) directed by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. It was nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at this past year's Academy Awards.

The plot:

A gifted songwriter and beautiful singer chase their dreams – and each other – from Havana to New York and Las Vegas. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment.

Find the trailer here.

There's pre-movie music courtesy of the Rebeca Vallejo Trio.

As always, this is weather permitting... If it's a Thursday, then it will rain. And there's a 50 30 percent chance of showers tonight, according to our sources at The Weather Channel this morning. Check the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for updates on tonight's screening. The weather has KO'd five of nine films here this summer.

And upcoming...

Aug. 15 — Romeo + Juliet
Aug. 22 — O Brother, Where Art Thou


shmnyc said...

This one looks really good. The music alone is probably worth the price of admission!

Anonymous said...

will there be nudity?