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Crosscurrents

H.P. Mendoza tackles a complicated family story in "Bitter Melon"

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Filipino filmmaker HP Mendoza’s first movie, Colma: The Musical, is an indie hit turned cult favorite. Mendoza's newest movie just premiered this month at the Center for Asian American Media’s film festival, or CAAMFEST. The film is called "Bitter Melon." It’s a tragicomedy set in San Francisco’s mission district that follows a Filipino-American family plotting a murder.

  

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"Bitter Melon" will be playing at the Piedmont Theater on May 23, at 6:30 p.m.

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