AFS: La Bamba
Austin Film Society presents: La Bamba, a film by Luis Valdez
Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Elizabeth Peña, Rosanna DeSoto
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The life of rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens bursts across the screen in the highly celebrated music-filled biopic LA BAMBA, starring Lou Diamond Phillips (YOUNG GUNS, CHE) as the teenage sensation whose rise to fame was tragically cut short at the age of 17. Phillips gives an electrifying performance as Valens, who has to contend with racial prejudice, a jealous brother (a stunningly intense Esai Morales, NYPD BLUE, CAPRICA) and an overbearing mother, before his unique style of Latino-influenced rock & roll rockets him to fame, but sets him on the path for an unavoidable date with destiny. Featuring music from Grammy Award winning rock band Los Lobos, and also starring Elizabeth Peña (JACOB’S LADDER, DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS), director Luis Valdez’s LA BAMBA is an irresistibly toe-tapping depiction of the early days of American rock music, and the indelible influence one young man had upon it.
Presented in Partnership with Cine Las Americas and Frida Friday ATX.