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Colma: The Musical
Directed by Richard Wong • 2006 • United States
Starring H. P. Mendoza, Jake Moreno, L. A. Renigen
This charming DIY musical from director Richard Wong and screenwriter-composer-costar H. P. Mendoza follows three best friends from the eponymous Northern California town (most famous for its preponderance of cemeteries) as they grapple with questions of romance, sexuality, and career ambitions while taking their first stumbling steps into adulthood. Bursting with irresistibly catchy, lo-fi pop anthems, COLMA: THE MUSICAL captures the angst and confusion of adolescence with deadpan humor and undeniable heart.