NOMAD: One Night with H.P. Mendoza
April 24 only
A night of storytelling, music and conversation with the filmmaker crowned by David Lamble of the Bay Area Reporter as “San Francisco’s queer cinema poet.”
Come spend an evening with San Francisco native H.P. Mendoza as he plays clips from films, performs some live music and engages in interactive storytelling and conversations with you, the audience, before he sets off on another nomadic adventure. Writer and composer of local favorite, Colma: The Musical and director of the recent SFFILM supported Bitter Melon, H.P. Mendoza has been called a “San Francisco treasure” by G. Allen Johnson of the San Francisco Chronicle. One part They Might Be Giants show, one part Muni Diaries and one part Baby Cobra, NOMAD is primed to be an emotional ride, with no guarantees what emotions Mendoza will stir.
A send-off for local filmmaker H.P. Mendoza dubbed “the Asian Stephen Merritt” by Filmmaker Magazine and “the Asian Stephen Sondheim” by Variety. Come and take part of his one-man show as he proves that maybe the two Stephens are actually just the white versions of him.
H.P. ‘s going away party is also a benefit for the Roxie (!) and here is why:
“Besides being the theater where I saw Akira for the first time when I was 12 year old Mission-ite, it’s also been the neighborhood theater that supported me through all of my films as well as the films of my fellow misfits, the filmmakers of color, the trans performance artists, the independent storytellers whose tales of the city transcend anything that could be dreamt or retold by anyone outside of our outsider circle.”