Viva Mi Genté! Celebrating Hispanic Heritage at The Wiltern
Come relive Selena’s legacy on our historical theatre’s silver screen. There will be vendors, photo ops and tacos available for purchase! Get ready for an epic celebration of Hispanic heritage!
What: Selena (1997) film screening
When: Friday, January 11 at 7:30PM
Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Floor GA: $7 + fees
Reserved: $12 + fees
All Ages. Concessions and a full bar (21+) will be available.
About the film:
In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.
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