Movies Under the Stars: Selena
Saturday, June 17, 2017
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
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Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
June 2017 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.
In this 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.
Know Before You Go:
You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!