It’s Filipino-American History Month! It’s the perfect time to celebrate and highlight your favorite Filipino-American creatives and projects. To that end, Gold House is hosting its latest #GoldOpen event this weekend in support of the Filipino film from Sony Pictures, Yellow Rose!
Yellow Rose, a film about an undocumented Filipina teen who dreams of being a country music performer, premieres in theaters this Friday! Gold House is hosting a Twitter watch party on Thursday night and a special Q&A with the cast and director on Friday night.
The Filipino community is all too often overlooked and ignored when it comes to discussions on diversity in media. This is one of the few Filipino films released by a major U.S. studio, so it’s critical that we support it. Be sure to check out all the event details below, and the #GoldOpen premiere pass for Yellow Rose can be found at: http://www.linktr.ee/goldopen.
FILIPINO-LED YELLOW ROSE RECEIVES #GOLDOPEN PREMIERE PASS FOR ITS NATIONWIDE RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA – #GoldOpen, the community movement created by Gold House that successfully catapulted Parasite, The Farewell, Crazy Rich Asians, Just Mercy, and nearly two dozen multicultural films to box office success, is hosting a nationwide weekend of #GoldOpen support for Sony Pictures’ Yellow Rose ahead of its theatrical release on October 9.
Yellow Rose portrays a timely story of an undocumented Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has known.
The film, which won thirteen film festival jury and audience awards, showcases director Diana Paragas’ narrative feature debut and stars Broadway icons, Eva Noblezada (Broadway’s Hadestown and Miss Saigon) and Lea Salonga (Mulan, Aladdin), who lend their voices to original country songs written by Dale Watson and Diane Paragas with a score by Christopher H. Knight.
To bring a premium, communal theatre-like experience into homes, Gold House is sharing the #GoldOpen Premiere Pass with fans to provide a slate of experiences to join in on:
- Live Twitter watch party on Thursday, October 8 at 5PM PT/8PM ET
- Q&A with the Yellow Rose cast & director on Friday, October 9 at 7PM PT/10PM ET which will be streamed from fb.com/goldhouseco
- Starring Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga, Princess Punzalan, writer-director Diane Paragas
- Moderated by Jazz Tangcay (Variety)
- Exclusive deals for Filipino restaurants and businesses to uplift them in lieu of theatre concessions featuring Asian sparkling water beverage Sanzo; and restaurants Flip Sigi, Tsismis, Sampa, F.O.B. Brooklyn
- Ways to continue celebrating Filipino American history and Filipino storytellers through Cinema Sala and the Filipino American Historical Society
“Filipinos are the first known Asians in North America, the second largest Asian ethnicity in the United States, and continue to be integral parts of American society–from essential frontline workers to filmmakers. It’s a tremendous, historic honor to support writer-director Diane Paragas and her incredible cast of breakout stars like Eva Noblezada to legends like Lea Salonga and powerhouses like Princess Punzalan” said Brian Nemes, Head of #GoldOpen Operations.
To access the #GoldOpen Premiere Pass and learn more information about the Yellow Rose #GoldOpen, visit www.linktr.ee/goldopen.
ABOUT GOLD HOUSE
Gold House is the largest nonprofit collective of Asian cultural leaders dedicated to forging stronger bonds that deliver more authentic and successful lives. Our ventures include membership systems and benefits to fortify relationships among Asians and with other marginalized communities (All of Us Movement); championing authentic Asian representation through media to reshape public opinion (Gold Open and A100 List); and accelerating economic success and commercial representation through Asian founders (Gold Rush). To learn more, visit www.goldhouse.org or follow @GoldHouseCo on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Ron is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of POC Culture. He is a big believer in the power and impact of pop culture and the importance of representation in media.