'Chico & Rita'

For those who didn’t check out this excellent animated feature at the Ross last year, you’ve got to watch it tonight. “Chico & Rita” follows Chico, a young Cuban pianist drawn out of 1940s Havana to make it in the states as a big-band jazz star, and Rita, the enchanting vocalist who Chico is helplessly in love with.

This movie is tailored for any lover of the jazz and Latin music of the 1940s. Its beautiful, hand-drawn depictions of Harlem and Havana in 1948 is a visual dream for any artist or animator, but the love story at the heart of it all is sure to draw you in, lovers and musicians alike.