The first trailer for My Name Is Lopez, a documentary about the late Trini Lopez, has landed.
The company sponsoring the movie, The Film Collaborative, said My Name Is Lopez follows the American rock star’s rise to fame, from his childhood in the Dallas, Texas neighbourhood of Little Mexico to headlining shows in Las Vegas and beyond. The film will also explore Lopez’s “complicated relationship” with lifelong friend and mentor Frank Sinatra, as well as racism in the US during the 1960s.
The documentary includes footage from a “rare live performance” from Trini Lopez and the Gand Band as well as from a “candid on-stage Q&A” with Los Angeles history expert Alison Martino, according to The Film Collaborative.
My Name Is Lopez is set to premiere tomorrow (25 March) on the opening night of the AmDocs2021 festival at the Mary Pickford Drive-In in Cathedral City, California. The film can also be viewed at home via Docs Now+.
Lopez passed away on 11 August 2020 at the age of 83 due to complications from COVID-19. At the height of his popularity, he collaborated with Gibson on a pair of signature models. The Trini Lopez Standard – which combined features from an ES-335 and Firebird – was later adopted by the likes of Dave Grohl and Noel Gallagher.
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