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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

BITTER MELON

Directed by H.P. Mendoza

NARRATIVE FEATURES / USA / 100 mins / English, Filipino (Ilocano)

BITTER MELON

Co-Presented by Asia Society
August 4, 2018 3:30 pm Not Available

Description

Q&A to follow with filmmakers

In this toothy “home for the holidays” remix, a Filipino American family reunites over a long Christmas weekend only to discover that something unusual is festering in their household. What starts out as a fun holiday reunion quickly warps into a darkly humorous crime scene as the family plots to kill one of their own.

 

Post Screening Panelists:

H.P. Mendoza, Director

Theresa Navarro, Actor

L.A. Renigen, Actress

Kris, Moderator

Tickets to Screening:

$16 General
$12 Student/Senior

Screening made possible by: Philippine Consulate, Kalusugan Coalition


Director's Bio

H.P. Mendoza is a Filipino-American filmmaker and artist best known for his micro-budget work as screenwriter, composer, and lyricist on COLMA: THE MUSICAL (2007), as well as his award-winning directorial effort I AM A GHOST (2014). In 2012, Mendoza was inducted into Essential SF by the San Francisco Film Society. Along with his feature films, Mendoza is known for his film scores, installations, and albums. Mendoza is currently on the film festival circuit with BITTER MELON, which made its world premiere as a Centerpiece film at CAAMFEST 2018 in San Francisco.


Dates & Times

BITTER MELON

Co-Presented by Asia Society
August 4, 2018 3:30 pm Not Available