The Los Angeles LGBT Center is screening the Selena movie as part of their OUT Under the Stars summer outdoor film series. The screening will be held at the iconic Hollywood Forever, August 10. General admission doors open at 6:30 p.m. with screening scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
The Center’s Los Angeles Women’s Network and Young Professionals Council will host this summer movie event, benefiting the Center’s programs and services. Come early to relax to a live DJ set. Guests will get free swag from sponsors, and a few other surprises.
The 1997 biographical musical drama of late Tejano singing sensation Selena Quintanilla-Perez stars Jennifer Lopez. The story follows Selena’s life from her childhood to stardom in Latin America. She was on the verge of crossing over to mainstream success in the U.S when she was murdered by an obsessed fan. The movie was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Gregory Nava and costars Edward James Olmos and Jon Seda.
“Selena is a poignant, yet fantastic, biopic of the talented performer whom the world tragically lost much too soon—and Jennifer Lopez’s breakthrough role as the young Latina is mesmerizing,” said Rani DeMesme-Anders, staff liaison of the Center’s Los Angeles Women’s Network. “What I love most is that Selena showed so many of us that we can achieve our dreams by embracing our culture and heritage.”
Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, considered the world’s first and only LGBT mariachi band, will perform throughout the pre-screening portion of the evening.
Ticket holders of the VIP Package for Two (2) will receive early entry to the venue at 6 p.m.; one complimentary drive-on parking pass; reserved premier picnic seating with blanket and pillows; a picnic package which includes dinner and snacks; complimentary Barefoot Bubbly champagne; and access to the hosted Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail bar.
All proceeds benefit the Center’s work to build a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
To purchase tickets, visit lalgbtcenter.org/movie.