A teenage girl faces crossroads in Yellow Rose, the latest from co-writer and director Diane Paragas.

Your teenage years are all about deciding where you want your life to go, but most people don’t have the complications Rose faces. As an undocumented immigrant, her dream of playing country music seems especially out of reach, and besides, she’s too nervous to even play for the boy she likes. What forces her into action is her mother getting picked up by ICE, which upends her entire world and makes her decide quickly what she wants her life to be.

source: Sony Pictures Entertainment

This tale of American nightmares and dreams has been a long-gestating project for Paragas, who shopped the idea for several years before making it into a short of the same name and finally a feature. Primarily a documentarian, this is her first foray into narrative features, but its warm reception on the festival circuit bodes well for her future if she wishes to make more.

The project certainly attracted a hell of a lead in Eva Noblezada, a Tony nominee for the 2017 revival of Miss Saigon and lead of the reigning Best Musical Hadestown. Co-starring with her is none other than Miss Saigon alum and living legend Lea Salonga. Basically, the singing will definitely be great. Hopefully, the rest of the movie is just as good.

Yellow Rose is directed by Diane Paragas and stars Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga, and Dale Watson. It will be released in theaters in the US on October 9th, 2020. Further release information is not currently known.

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