Yellow Rose ★★★★

Like the diverse mix of cultures us immigrant folks learn to incorporate in our everyday lives, Yellow Rose is a beautiful amalgamation of genres that, at first glance, would seemingly negate one another. But this Western, musical, and immigrant coming-of-age proves preconceived notions wrong as it hits all the notes perfectly. In the film’s last moments, we see Rose sporting a shiny new guitar, with a bedazzled blouse, and cowboy hat and boots to match. She croons a song dedicated to her mother, who is tearfully watching via video call – winning the hearts of audiences all over again.

-Graciela Mae