Films of PJ Raval: A Conversation

Co-presented with Texas Biennial and Aurora Picture Show

with PJ Raval

Nov 15, 2021, 07:00 PM Aurora Picture Show Free Get Tickets

As part of 2021 Texas Biennial: A New Landscape/A Possible Horizon, Austin Based award-winning filmmaker PJ Raval presents a selection of film highlights from his career. The program includes a conversation with PJ Raval alongside clips from definitive film work including his groundbreaking and visionary upcoming project. Growing up as a queer, first-generation Filipino American in a small, white, conservative town in California’s central valley, PJ’s outsider experience greatly shaped his filmmaking practice. PJ’s work examines social justice issues through the voices of queer and marginalized subjects.

This program is co-presented with The Texas Biennial and Aurora Picture Show and a part of The Third Coast section.

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PJ Raval

PJ Raval is more recently known as an award-winning filmmaker than he is an ex-scientist born on Tax Day. Growing up as a queer, first-generation Filipino American in a small, white, conservative town in California’s central valley, PJ’s outsider experience greatly shaped his filmmaking practice. PJ’s work examines social justice issues through the voices of queer and marginalized subjects. Named one of Out Magazine’s ‘OUT 100′ and IndieWIRE’s ‘25 LGBT Filmmakers on the Rise 2019’, PJ’s body of film work has been distributed widely internationally and has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, Bertha Foundation, Arcus Foundation, Sundance, Center for Asian-American Media, Tribeca Film Institute, Firelight Media, PBS, and the Ford Foundation. PJ is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, 2016 Firelight Media Fellow, 2017 Robert Giard Fellow, a Producers Guild of America member, and a recent member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.