The seventh annual TCM Big Screen Classics series continues on Sun., April 18, Wed., April 21 & Thurs., April 22 as Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events bring Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture La Bamba to select cinemas nationwide.
La Bamba is the story of the emergence in the late 1950s of a 17-year-old Mexican American Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips), from the migrant camps and fruit groves of California’s San Joaquin Valley to the front lines of rock. Fusing Latin sounds and rhythms with a rock and roll beat that changed music history, Valens had a string of chart-topping hits including “La Bamba,” “Donna” and “Come On Let’s Go” when his career was tragically cut short by the 1959 airplane crash that also killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. With his dreams mostly misunderstood by his family, including mother (Rosana De Soto) and half-brother Bob (Esai Morales), Ritchie struggles to negotiate a path to show business success uncharted up to that point by Latino performers.
Dance your way to the movie theater for this special event that includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies.
View the event trailer here: https://youtu.be/vRYObh38NUM
Tickets are available now at www.fathomevents.com/events/La-Bamba or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of events in the series, visit the Fathom Events website.