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The film "Selena" about the queen of Tex-Mex will air in United States theaters from April 7. Photo: Getty.
The film "Selena" about the queen of Tex-Mex will air in United States theaters from April 7. Photo: Getty.

25 years of “Selena”

It has been 25 years since the Selena Quintanilla biopic was released. To commemorate it, the movie will be shown again in US theaters.

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The film “Selena” portrays the life and work of the well-known queen of Tex-Mex and was released exactly 25 years ago: in 1997. It stars Latin singer Jennifer López and Edward James Olmos.

To commemorate the anniversary of the film's release, the biopic will be shown again in theaters in the United States from April 7, as announced on the official account of Selena Quintanilla on Instagram.

The cities where the film will be shown in are to be determined, but the singer's followers must stay tuned for updates. “Rediscover a family’s story of dedication, perseverance and hope in breaking a male dominated music genre and taking the world by storm,” the post said.

“Selena”, a Warner Bros production, reviews Selena Quintanilla's childhood and her first steps in music, when she was only 10 years old. Also the rapid evolution of her career until March 31, 1995, when at 23 years old, she was murdered by her assistant and president of her fans club Yolanda Saldívar. Currently, the woman (61) is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder.

In the film directed by Gregory Nava, the character of Selena is played by JLO, who performs several songs by Quintanilla. This role has been very important for López who became visible in the music industry. 

For this reason, the film has a special value for the Latin actress, singer and businesswoman who commemorated the 25th anniversary of the film's premiere with a post on Instagram. “Today we celebrate and honor Selena's legacy and music. This movie means a lot to me... Selena and her family mean a lot to me, and I was so lucky to be cast as her. I will never forget this time in my life and it is an honor as an artist to have been a part of the magic that this film is,” she said. 

“Selena” is not the only production that has brought the life of the queen of Tex-Mex to the screen. The Netflix streaming platform has done the same with “Selena: The Series” released in 2020. The series has been nominated for eight Imagen Awards, including best primetime drama and best TV drama actor.

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