“La Bamba” cast celebrates 25th anniversary

By Dannis Valera

“La Bamba,” a 1987 biographical film about famous rock ‘n’ roll musician Ritchie Valens, celebrated its 25th anniversary with Columbia by inviting its three main actors to the college to chat with students.

Esai Morales, Elizabeth Peña and Lou Diamond Phillips visited the college for two events, on Oct. 15 and 16, during which the three actors had discussions with students and members of the Hispanic community about the film’s cultural significance. On Oct. 16, they spoke at this year’s first Conversation in the Arts series

Read the full story by our Campus Editor, Alexandra Kukulka, in the Oct. 8 edition of The Columbia Chronicle! Also check out the article here on our website!