DisOrient Closing Night Gala 'COLMA: THE MUSICAL'
06:30 PM â CLOSING NIGHT GALA - COLMA: THE MUSICAL preceded by HONORABLE SON and music videos. Q&A with H.P. Mendoza to follow - 3hrs
09:30 PM â Reception for Filmmakers (Wildish)
Wildish Community Theatre, Springfield
Official Website: http://www.colmafilm.com/
Taking place in the suburban town of Colma, where the dead outnumber the living 1500 to 1, Colma: The Musical takes the music of H.P. Mendoza and weaves it into a fresh personal look into the ups and downs of early adulthood.
Best pals Rodel, Billy, and Maribel find themselves in a state of limbo; fresh out of high school, they are just beginning to explore a new world of part-time mall jobs and crashing college parties. As newfound revelations and romances challenge their relationships with one another and their parents, the trio must assess what to hold onto, and how to best follow their dreams.
Billy is an aspiring actor with big dreams; but there is nothing big about Colma. When he is cast in a local play, his mundane routine of dead-end mall jobs and late-night small-town romps with Rodel and Maribel are challenged by glimpses of a bigger life.
Rodel can be the life of the party â if he feels like it. But at home, with his brother in prison, he carries the pressure of being the âgood kid" in his family. Rodelâs relationship with his father is fading as their communication has been reduced to screaming at each other across the house. However, a secret Rodel keeps from him will force a confrontation; for better or worse.
Maribel loves a party, especially crashing them. Helping Rodel and Billy land fake IDâs, she constantly is trying to get them into the âinâ parties. When the friendships between the three become challenged, she does what she can to keep them all together; but she begins to wonder if the only thing permanent in her life is Colma.
Colma: The Musical boasts 13 musical numbers featuring all original music by H.P. Mendoza and is Richard Wongâs feature directorial debut. It has been awarded the Special Jury Prize at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
Actor/Composer/Singer H.P. Mendoza will be on hand for a live performance and a question and answer session after the screening. Nominated for an IFC Independent Spirit Award in 2007.
Wildish Community Theatre
630 Main Street
Springfield, OR 97477
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|