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Interview: Producer H.P. Mendoza

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H.P. Mendoza

While musicals about paying rent are at least as old as the musical “Rent”, there’s only one musical ever about living in a town best known for its cemeteries. 

Colma is the small town on the peninsula where the Bay Area goes to bury their dead. The film, “Colma the Musical” marks its 10th anniversary this year, and it’s showing as part of the Asian American Film Festival, CAAMfest. Creator H.P. Mendoza came by our studios to talk about the significance of the musical, being an Asian American filmmaker, and what else he has in store for festival goers this year.

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"Colma the Musical" shows as part of CAAMfest,- the Asian American film festival, this Sunday, March 13. Mendoza’s Takeover of the Asian Art Museum is March 17th.