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 open 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.)

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