The Alamo Drafthouse location on South Lamar remembers the ‘Queen of Tejano’ with two screenings and a performance by the Selena tribute band at The Highball next door.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, a beloved star in the American Southwest and Mexico, and seemed poised to cross over into mainstream popularity on the U.S. pop charts when she was murdered on March 31, 1995, by the president of her fan club.
The film, written and directed by Gregory Nava, concentrates on Selena’s relationship with her family and her rise to fame, dealing only briefly with her tragic death.
Bidi Bidi Banda is Austin’s first all-star Selena tribute band composed of members of some of Austin’s premier Latin bands. Bidi Bidi Banda is the refried dream of Stephanie Bergara, a native Austinite who grew up listening to Tejano radio and singing in to a hair brush while wearing her mother’s red lipstick. The band’s interpretation of Selena’s greatest hits will leave you belting lyrics, doing the washing machine and reliving greatness of the ‘Queen of Tejano Music.’
Showtimes for the film are at 3:55 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse on 1120 South Lamar Boulevard in Austin on March 29.
For more info, check out the Alamo Drafthouse website.
Watch the ‘Selena’ movie trailer