Off-Site Film: La Bamba

Friday, April 4, 2014 | 8 pm
1987, 108 minutes, PG-13
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Directed by Luis Valdez; with Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto

This musical biopic follows the life and career of Chicano rock-and-roll star Ritchie Valens. Overcoming poverty, Valens rose to stardom and achieved the American dream, all before the age of seventeen. His success became tragically short-lived when a plane crash killed him, Buddy Holly, and the Big Bopper, an event known as “the day the music died.” La Bamba mourns and celebrates this gone-too-soon legend with moving performances and a soundtrack featuring Los Lobos.

In conjunction with the Montebello Art+Film Lab presented by LACMA, watch a diverse selection of outdoor films—Hollywood classics, independents, and international films that are sure to capture your imagination. 

Montebello City Park, Montebello | 8 pm

Free and open to the public
Note: Montebello City Park is located at 199 S. Taylor Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640.

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