Yellow Rose (film)
|Directed by||Diane Paragas|
|Edited by||Iron Reiter|
|Music by||Christopher Hoyt Knight|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing (United States)|
Star Cinema (Philippines)
|May 2, 2019|
(Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival)
October 9, 2020
Yellow Rose is a 2019 American-Fillipino musical drama film co-written and directed by Diane Paragas. It is produced by Cecilia R. Mejia, Diane Paragas, Rey Cuerdo, Orian Williams, and Jeremiah Abraham. The film stars Eva Noblezada, Dale Watson, Princess Punzalan, and Lea Salonga. The plot follows Rose, an undocumented Filipina girl, who dreams of leaving her small town in Texas to pursue her country music dreams. Her plan is put on hold when her mother is taken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Rose is forced to flee to Austin, Texas.
- Eva Noblezada as Rose Garcia
- Lea Salonga as Gail Garcia
- Dale Watson as himself
- Princess Punzalan as Priscilla Garcia
- Gustavo Gomez as Jose
- Libby Villari as Jolene
- Liam Booth as Elliot Blatnik
In May 2019, it was announced that the film would premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) on May 2, 2019. Director and screenplay writer Diane Paragas told reporters that the film has been in the works since 2004. It was also announced that Paragas would sing on the soundtrack as well as Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga, and Dale Watson.
All tracks are written by Christopher Hoyt Knight except where noted.
|1.||"Square Peg"||Eva Noblezada||4:05|
|2.||"Life Out on the Road"||Dale Watson||2:00|
|3.||"Dahil Sa Iyo"||Mike Velarde, Jr.||Velarde||Lea Salonga||2:01|
|5.||"Quietly Into the Night"||Noblezada; Watson||1:59|
|6.||"I Ain't Going Down"||Noblezada; Watson||2:13|
|8.||"Are You Priscilla Garcia"||Knight||2:16|
|9.||"Running Through Hayfield"||Knight||2:26|
|10.||"We Could Have Used Your Help"||Knight||1:19|
|12.||"Leaving Tita Gail's"||Knight||1:37|
|13.||"Rose and Elliot"||Knight||1:00|
|14.||"Rose Leaves Broken Spoke"||Knight||1:02|
|15.||"They Take Everything Away"||Knight||1:16|
|16.||"This is Home For Me"||Knight||2:28|
|17.||"Yellow Rose (Instrumental)"||Watson||1:43|
Yellow Rose premiered at the LAAPFF on May 2, 2019. It was screened at several other film festivals internationally. It won thirteen film festival awards, particularly praising Paragas' directing and Noblezada and Salonga's performances. Though the film's theatrical release was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was released on October 9, 2020. The film is one of the first Filipino-American films to be released by a major Hollywood studio for theatrical release.
Yellow Rose opened in 9th place at the US box office, taking in $150,000 in 900 theaters over its opening weekend.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 86% based on 49 reviews, with an average of 7.26/10. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 71 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
A film critic for Minorities Report Film wrote "Yellow Rose is a much needed film that reminds everyone that we are surrounded by people that might be living in sorrow and pain" 
New York Times said Paragas "spins a story that is both politically timely and personal...the music has the greatest staying power..."
|2019||Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival||Best Narrative Feature||Yellow Rose||Won|||
|Best Breakthrough Performance||Eva Noblezada||Won|
|Bentonville Film Festival||Best Competition Narrative||Yellow Rose||Won|
|Asian American International Film Festival||Best Narrative Feature||Won|
|Urbanworld Film Festival||Best Film||Won|
|Best Narrative Feature||Won|
|Austin Film Festival||Marquee Feature||Nominated|
|Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival||Best Narrative Feature Film||Won|
|San Diego Asian Film Festival||Audience Award||Won|
|Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival||Menkes Audience Choice Award||Won|
|Fasken Martineau Best Feature Film||Won|
|Vancouver Asian Film Festival||Best Overall Feature||Won|
|Hawaii International Film Festival||Best Narrative Feature||Won|
|2021||Houston Film Critics Society Awards||Texas Independent Film Award||Won|
|2021||Guild of Music Supervisors Awards||Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $5 Million||Nominated|
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