Sony Pictures has announced the release dates for The Last Shift and Yellow Rose, both from Stage 6 Films. The Last Shift will arrive in theaters on September 25 and Yellow Rose will follow on October 9.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired Emmy-winning writer/director Andrew Cohn’s comedy The Last Shift, which had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival where it received rave reviews.
The Last Shift stars Richard Jenkins as Stanley, an aging fast-food worker, plans to call it quits after 38 years on the graveyard shift at Oscar’s Chicken and Fish. His last weekend takes a turn while training his replacement, Jevon (Shane Paul McGhie), a talented but stalled young writer whose provocative politics keep landing him in trouble.
The men are worlds apart. A high school dropout who has watched life pass by his drive-through window, Stanley proudly details the nuances of the job. Jevon, a columnist who’s too smart to be flipping patties, contends their labor is being exploited. But a flicker of trust sparks during the long overnight hours in a quiet kitchen.
Written and directed by Andrew Cohn, The Last Shift was produced by Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Sam Bisbee, Alex Lipschultz and Bert Kern.
The film also stars Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Birgundi Baker, Allison Tolman and Ed O’Neill.
Stage 6 Films acquired worldwide rights for Yellow Rose, excluding the Philippines, in 2019. The PG-13 festival darling and award-winning film is director/writer Diane Paragas’ narrative feature debut.
Yellow Rose is the timely story of a 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 is the winner of 13 film festival jury and audience awards including “Special Jury Award – Best Narrative Feature” at the Asian American International Film Festival and the “Grand Jury Prize – Best Narrative Feature” and “Best Breakout Performance for Eva Noblezada” at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
The film stars Grammy winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada in her feature film debut, award-winning country music artist Dale Watson, Princess Punzalan and Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lea Salonga.
Directed by Paragas, the film is written by Diane Paragas, Annie Howell and Celena Cipriaso. It is based on a story by Diane Paragas and Andy Bienen.
Yellow Rose is produced by Diane Paragas, Cecilia R. Mejia, Rey Cuerdo and Orian Williams. The executive producers are Olivia De Jesus and Karen Elizaga.