August 13, 2007

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Filmmaker Angel Vasquez

Filmmaker Angel Vasquez

Film by BGSU's Angel Vasquez a critical, audience success

BGSU film faculty member Angel Vasquez is riding high these days following the successful release of “Colma: The Musical,” which he co-produced.

The movie opened in Manhattan in early July and was the featured review in the New York Times July 6. The reviewer said, “An itty-bitty movie with a great big heart, ‘Colma: The Musical’ is about how we learn to give voice—joyfully, honestly, loudly—to the truest parts of ourselves.”

Reader ratings gave five stars to the film about high school students in the small town south of San Francisco. "It's been exciting," said Vasquez, theatre and film. "It's another part of the film process. It's surprising the turns a project takes."

The movie’s New York success followed a similar response in California, where it debuted in March 2006 at the San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival.


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