Off-Site Film: La Bamba
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.