Oldenburg Festival Sets Lou Diamond Phillips Tribute

Courtesy of the Oldenburg Film Festival

The veteran actor will present his latest feature, 'Quest,' at the German indie festival this year.

The Oldenburg Film Festival is honoring veteran actor Lou Diamond Phillips with a tribute to his career in cinema.

Phillips had his big break playing 1950s singer Ritchie Valens in the biopic La Bamba (1987) and is perhaps best known for a series of films he made in the late 1980s, including Young Guns and Stand and Deliver (both 1988). His performance in the latter, as the rebellious Hispanic student Angel Guzman, earned him a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor.

In recent years, he has appeared mainly on the small screen, in series such as 24, Numb3rs, Longmire and Stargate: Universe.

Phillips' latest feature, Quest, from first-time director Santiago Rizzo, will have its world premiere in Oldenburg on Sept.15.

The German indie festival will also screen three of Phillips' films in tribute to the actor: La Bamba, Stand and Deliver and the lesser-known Shadow of the Wolf. The Canadian drama, from directors Jacques Dorfmann and Pierre Magny, is set in the 1930s and sees Phillips playing a young Inuit man on the run from a vengeful mountie (played by Donald Sutherland).

The 2017 Oldenburg Film Festival runs Sept. 13-17.