Selena is a 1997 American biographical musical drama film written and directed by Gregory Nava about the life and career of the late Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a recording artist well known in the Mexican American and Hispanic communities in the United States and Mexico before she was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club, at the selena with love pdf of 23. The film stars Jennifer Lopez in her breakout role as Selena. Her father Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
Edward James Olmos and Constance Marie plays Selena’s mother Marcella Quintanilla. Selena was released on March 21, 1997 in the United States to positive reviews from critics and audiences. Flashing back to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1961, a young Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
Los Dinos, are rejected for an audition by the restaurant owner due to their Mexican-American ancestry. Crushed, Abraham gives up his music career.
One day Selena finds her father playing music and sings along. Enchanted by his daughter’s talent, Abraham decides to start a band with Selena as lead vocalist, A. Suzette on drums, despite Suzette’s protests that “girls don’t play drums”. The band, Selena y Los Dinos, performs often at the Mexican restaurant the family opens, and receive a positive reception from the diners.
Eventually, the business goes bankrupt, and the family moves to Corpus Christi. The actions moves ahead to 1989, where Selena y Los Dinos are playing a concert at a fair.