They Shot the Piano Player

They Shot the Piano Player
  • Friday March 29, 2024 4:00 PM
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  • Sunday March 31, 2024 12:00 PM
  • Sunday March 31, 2024 2:00 PM
  • Sunday March 31, 2024 4:00 PM

“Jazz and animation make for strong bedfellows in They Shot the Piano Player, a film from Spanish directors Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal that represents an intriguing hybrid in all sorts of ways” —Chris Willman, Variety

A New York music journalist goes on a quest to uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of young Brazilian piano virtuoso, Tenorio Jr. A celebratory origin story of the world-renowned Latino musical movement Bossa Nova, They Shot the Piano Player captures a fleeting time bursting with creative freedom at a turning point in Latin American history in the 1960s and 1970s, just before the continent was engulfed by totalitarian regimes.

PG-13; 104 minutes

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