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La Bamba (1987)

  • August 6, 2021
  • Buskirk-Chumley Theater
  • 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 323-3020
  • 7:00 PM
  • $8, All 4 films $25

Come to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for the fourth film in our We Miss the Music Film Series and experience one the greatest stories in American rock n' roll history!

Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) becomes an overnight rock 'n' roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called "Donna" that he wrote for his girlfriend (Danielle von Zerneck) whose parents didn't want her to date a Latino boy. But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob (Esai Morales), and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly (Marshall Crenshaw).

Rated PG-13 (Language | Brief Partial Nudity), 108 mins
Doors open at 6:30pm for this general admission event. Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged and appreciated!

We Miss the Music Film Series:
The Muppet Movie– July 17th, 7pm
A Hard Day's Night– July 23rd, 7pm
Pitch Perfect– July 30th, 7pm
La Bamba– August 6th, 7pm

La Bamba (1987)