La Bamba 35th Anniversary (Remastered)-Free EventDirected by Luis Valdez
- Showcase Premieres
- 108 mins
Admission is Free!! Join Lou Diamond Phillips and Director Luis Valdez as we celebrate this iconic film on the big screen.
Presented by Amazon and brought to you by: Sony Pictures and The Motion Picture Association
Written and Directed by: Luis Valdez
This year the New York Latino Film Festival celebrates the iconic, La Bamba. Directed by Luis Valdez, the film was a box office smash and is still on the record as one of the highest grossing Latino films directed by a Latino filmmaker.
The life of rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens bursts across the screen in this celebrated, music-filled movie with star-making performances by Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie and Esai Morales as his half-brother, Bob. LA BAMBA depicts the 17-year-old Mexican-American’s rocket rise to fame, from field laborer to rock star with a string of hit singles and a date with destiny. Fueled by Valens’ hit songs performed by the Grammy®-winning Los Lobos as well as classic ’50s tunes, LA BAMBA recreates the thrilling early days of rock and pays homage to the enduring legacy of a remarkable talent whose music crossed all borders.