This free screening will be held outdoors at the Jacome Plaza in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 in partnership with Tucson Meet Yourself. Please bring your own seating.
Celebrate the magic of legendary music superstar Selena at this special screening of the 1997 film, Selena, featuring on-screen lyrics to all the songs so you can sing-a-long! PLUS, we’ll get the party started with a hot selection of Selena music videos before the movie!
“Selena is entertaining and uplifting, with Jennifer Lopez giving a stellar, confectionary performance.”- Paul Malcolm, L.A. Weekly
The vibrant, music-filled drama Selena tells the story of the iconic, Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American star from South Texas whose life tragically ended just as she was taking Tejano and Cumbia music where they had never gone – into mainstream America. Pulsating with Selena’s own voice on the soundtrack and made with the participation of her family, the film brims with authenticity and excitement, recreating the early life of Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez), a young woman who dreamed big and had the talent and ambition to back it up. With the support of her musician father Abraham (Edward James Olmos), the wildly-charismatic Selena finds success, hits the road in a band bus named Big Bertha and performs at concerts that become electrifying events, along the way scoring hits like Amor Prohibido, No Me Queda Más and Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete. Yet today, over 23 years after her death, Selena’s legacy burns as brightly as ever. (Dir. by Gregory Nava, 1997, USA, in English/Spanish with English subtitles, 127 mins., Rated PG)