Congressman calls for ‘Selena’ starring Jennifer Lopez to be added to National Film Registry

A congressman from Texas hopes to strike a chord and get the musical biopic “Selena” into the National Film Registry. Rep. Joaquin Castro wrote a letter nominating the 1997 movie, which stars Jennifer Lopez as the Tejano music icon Selena Quintanilla, to be added to the Library of Congress’ film registry. “For over a century, movies have been central to how Americans understand each other and our country’s history,” Castro wrote in the letter dated Jan. 1. “However, the film industry’s ongoing exclusion of Latinos unfortunately not only affects the Latinos seeking opportunities in the industry…

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