Every Wednesday Matinee
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In October 2019 we will be watching Hispanic Heritage movies. The movies are as follows:
La Bamba (October 2) – Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosana De Soto, Elizabeth Peña.The biographical story of Ritchie Valens and his rise from field laborer to a famous rock and roll singer who died tragically at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (1986, 108 minutes, Color).
Stand & Deliver (October 9) – Starring: Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosana De Soto, Andy Garcia. A math teacher at East Los Angeles’ Garfield High School, who refuses to write off his inner-city students as losers, pushes and inspires 18 students who were struggling with math to become math whizzes. (1998, 103 minutes, Color).
Like Water for Chocolate (October 16) Starring: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torne. Tita can never marry because of her mother’s upholding of the family tradition: instead must take care of her mother until she dies. Tita is only able to express herself when she cooks. (1994, 105 minutes, Color).
Selena (October 23) Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos. About the life and career of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a recording artist well known in the Latino communities in the United States and Mexico before she was murdered by the president of her fan club. (1997, 127 Minutes, Color).
Cesar Chavez (October 30) Starring: America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Michael Pena. The story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. (2014, 102 minutes, Color).