Introduced by Houston Chronicle music critic Joey Guerra

Special performance by Selena tribute artist Amanda Solis

Jennifer Lopez stars in the true story of Texas-born Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez (1971–1995), who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, with chart-topping albums on the Latin music charts along the way. Selena was on the brink of international superstardom when she was murdered at the age of 23 by the president of her fan club. Flashbacks explore Selena’s marriage and relationship with her stage father. The cast also includes Edward James Olmos and John Seda.

• Director Gregory Nava’s relationship with Roger Ebert

• Jennifer Lopez on playing Selena

• These are the 50 greatest Texas movies ever. Ever. —“Houston Chronicle”

► Show Us Your Best Selena! Social-Media Giveaway
Enter to win two tickets to the August 12 screening! Share your most glamorous, Selena-inspired look before midnight Wednesday, August 8. Submit by tweeting or Instagramming your pic with the hashtag #SelenaAtMFAHFilms (make sure your account is not locked or set to private), or send to via email. Winner announced Friday, August 10.

About the Speaker
Joey Guerra, music critic for the Houston Chronicle, also covers various aspects of pop culture. In addition to his concert reviews, he has interviewed celebrities from Beyoncé to Justin Bieber to Dolly Parton. Guerra has been a correspondent on KRIV/Fox26 as well as the head judge and director of the Pride Superstar singing competition. He has been named journalist of the year by OutSmart magazine and the FACE Awards.

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Gregory Nava
Running Time
127 minutes
35mm, Color