Director: Diane Paragas
Story By: Diane Paragas
Cast: Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga, Princess Punzalan
Producer: Diane Paragas, Cecilia Mejia, Rey Cuerdo, Orian Williams
Co-Producer: Jeremiah Abraham, Thea Kerman, Courtney Jones
Executive Producer: Karen Elizaga, Cinematografo Originals, Victoria Hsu
Synopsis: Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas.
Why Open: YELLOW ROSE is the first Filipino film acquired by Sony for theatrical release in the U.S.
Director: Steve Byrne
Screenplay: Steve Byrne
Cast: Jimmy O. Yang, Ken Jeong
Synopsis: An aspiring stand-up comic gets the chance of a lifetime when he hits the road as the opening act for his idol.
Producers: Janet Yang, Gennie Rim, Peilin Chou
Songwriter: Helen Park
Cast: Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Robert G. Chiu, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Margaret Cho, Kimiko Glenn, Artt Butler, and Sandra Oh.
Synopsis: “Over the Moon” is a musical adventure feature film about a girl who builds a rocket ship and blasts off to the moon in hopes of meeting a legendary Moon Goddess.
Director: Chloe Zhao
Cast: Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Dong-seok Ma
Synopsis: The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.
Why Open: Eternals makes Chloe Zhao the first woman of color director for the world’s most lucrative franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Filmmakers: Adele Lim (Writer), Qui Nguyen (Writer), Scott Sakamoto (Producer)
Cast: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina
Synopsis: Raya, a fearless and passionate warrior with a winning charm who is searching for the last dragon. Awkwafina as Sisu, a water dragon who is the last dragon left and can transform into a human form.
Director: Justin Lin
Cast: Sung Kang, Jason Tobin, Anna Sawai
Synopsis: Dominic Toretto and his crew join forces to battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered — his forsaken brother.
Why open: #justiceforhan
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Simu Liu
Writer: Dave Callaham
Synopsis: Marvel’s first Asian superhero.
Director: Jon M. Chu
Synopsis: Explore three days in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights from Tony Award-winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Qiara Alegria Hudes.
Why Open: The Latinx and Asian communities are the two most frequent movie-going populations in the country. Moreover, our struggles are highly concentric: we have the highest rate of immigration and multigenerational households of any group in the United States, creating multiple identities. And, while this may be out of turn to say, this feels like the Latinx community’s Crazy Rich Asians moment; we all know what that did for us–so let’s help ensure it for another deserving community.