"Yellow Rose" Film Screening


In partnership with Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Yellow Rose

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 mother is suddenly picked up by Immigrations 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 scene of Austin, Texas.

Panel discussion after the film with producer Cecilia R. Mejia and actor Liam Booth (Elliot Blatnik), moderated by artist Cybil Saenz.




"[A] clear-eyed, heartfelt interpretation of a classic American story that's graciously inclusive and even a bit provocative in its assertion of individual and artistic independence." — The Hollywood Reporter

"[F]ilmgoers can leave with a sense of hope—and the feeling that there is a place in American culture, even in country music, for all of us." — Character Media

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About Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Houston Cinema Arts Festival (HCAF) is a five-day, multi-venue film and arts festival including narrative and documentary features, video installation exhibitions, multimedia performances, panel discussions, and workshops aimed at connecting the various literary and performance art through film. This year’s festival takes place November 14–18, 2019. https://www.cinemahtx.org/

Performing Arts and Culture programs are presented by Wells Fargo. Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, The Hearst Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Mary Lawrence Porter, Houston Endowment, and the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Miller Theatre Advisory Board.  Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. Presented in Partnership with Houston Cinema Arts Festival.

Presenting Sponsor

Wells Fargo

Program Sponsors


Presenting Partner

Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Event Details

Fri 15 Nov 2019
7:30 - 9 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004


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