Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Gregory Nava. 1997, 127 min. 35mm. With Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Lupe Ontiveros. Selena, a touching, effervescent, and ultimately tragic biopic, tells the story of the Grammy-winning Tejano singer Selena, who was killed at age 23 by her fan-club president. Lopez shines in the title role of the movie, which chronicles the performer’s rise to stardom and explores her relationship with her tight-knit family, including a domineering yet loving father. The film does not shy away from depicting the sexist and racist attitudes Selena had to transcend as a Mexican-American female lead vocalist. For aspiring musicians, this movie shows the amount of work, dedication, and perseverance it took Selena and her family to find success. Recommended for ages 10+ https://www.commonsensemedia.org
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)
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