Selena - FREE Diversity Film Screening
Aquarion Water Company Diversity Film Series FREE for the community in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month The bonus content for SELENA will consist of an interview with Joe Leydon – Sr.
Aquarion Water Company Diversity Film Series
FREE for the community in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month
The bonus content for SELENA will consist of an interview with Joe Leydon – Sr. Writer Cowboys and Indians Magazine and Rodney Alejandro – Chair, Songwriting Department at Berklee College of Music & personal friend of Selena, led by entertainment reporter Cheryl Washington and can be seen following the screening in the theater or on The Ridgefield Playhouse YouTube channel.
In this 2014 biographical drama Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.
Selena highlighted the importance of speaking Spanish and loving your heritage. This movie is a cult classic but highlights the cultural values of never forgetting your roots and always work hard to accomplish your dreams.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877
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