50s couple in car

La Bamba (1987), © Columbia Pictures, courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Photofest

FilmOutdoor Movies at the Skirball

La Bamba

Friday, July 14, 8:30 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.)

About the Program

In this moving biopic, Lou Diamond Phillips plays rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens.

Born to a family of migrant workers, Valens grew up to become the forefather of the Chicano rock movement, topping the charts in the ’50s—most notably with “La Bamba” and “Donna”—before dying in a tragic plane crash. Directed by Luis Valdez. (1987, 108 min. Rated PG-13.)

Arrive early to view the exhibition and listen to live music! Gain FREE admission to the exhibition Paul Simon: Words & Music. Plus, enjoy live music by the San Fernando Valley trio Cutty Flam.

Cocktails, wine, beer, and light fare available for purchase.

Note: Screening will be moved indoors in the event of rain.

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About the Band

Cutty Flam is a soulful three-piece rock & roll band from the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley. Both retro and modern, their unique sonic signature of pulsating back beats—dubbed “prom punk”—mixes punk rock, rockabilly, South American polyrhythms, ramshackle Spanish-English vocals, and other genres to reflect their upbringing as Angelenos. Don’t miss their action-packed live set at the Skirball!

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Watch the trailer for La Bamba.