Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose
Oct 9 2020
Yellow Rose
Oct 9 2020

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.

The Opening Act
Oct 16 2020
The Opening Act
Oct 16 2020

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.

Over the Moon
Oct 23 2020
Over the Moon
Oct 23 2020

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.

Eternals
Feb 12 2021
Eternals
Feb 12 2021

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

Shang-Chi
May 7 2021
Shang-Chi
May 7 2021

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast: Simu Liu

Writer: Dave Callaham

Synopsis: Marvel’s first Asian superhero.

In the Heights
Jun 18 2021
In the Heights
Jun 18 2021

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.