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PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda Will Open aGLIFF 2018
Local director headlines roster of new and returning films
"...Call Her Ganda, the new documentary by Austin director PJ Raval, has been picking up awards at festivals nationwide..."

July 11, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda and the Murder of Beauty
aGLIFF film explores the intersection of transphobia, imperialism, and poverty
"...Her Ganda, the latest documentary by award-winning local director PJ Raval, is a complicated film that finds itself at..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

Austin Documentary Gets Distribution Deal
PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda to receive Oscar push
"...for Call Her Ganda, the new documentary from Austin's PJ Raval. The week before it makes its Austin debut..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Jodie Foster, Katie Couric, Malcolm Gladwell Join SXSW 2019 Speaker Lineup
Local PJ Raval will deliver Film keynote address
"...Katie Couric and futurist Malcolm Gladwell, while Austin filmmaker PJ Raval will deliver this year’s Film keynote speech...."

Feb. 27, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Trouble the Water
This film about the human toll of Hurricane Katrina is one of the best and most inspirational things to come out of the disaster.
"...trade in post-Katrina New Orleans. The award-winning Austin cinematographer PJ Raval served as the film's director of photography, who..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Friday Blingee: The Star Among Us
We know PJ Raval is a star, and have for years, OUT Magazine.
"...you've heard the news that Austin's own film wunderkid PJ Raval has made OUT magazine's 100 VIPs for 2010...."

Nov. 19, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Lip-Sync for Your LIFE
Live commentary on the first episode of RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo.
"...carpenter/artist Tim Weins, as well as queer movie maven PJ Raval...."

Feb. 3, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Live Here!
An all-star cast evaluates the final episode of Rupaul's Drag Race
"...Bettysoo; Lesbatronic-animatronic Felice Triragoff; the eye behind the camera PJ Raval; and your gay place heroines Ash Bell and..."

March 25, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Oprah REALNESS!
RuPaul's Drag Race episode 3 recap and comments.
"...and our special guests this week are film wrangler PJ Raval, drag-mangler Paul Soileau, and Lezbo entangler Felice Trirogoff...."

Feb. 17, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Bravo/Brava
Paul Soileau trips the light (and the dark) fantastic in his multimedia performance pieces
"...Initially conceived as a short-term alliance with local filmmaker PJ Raval (Trinidad), "Christeene," says Soileau, "has gone from a..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Outside of Society
Does Austin have enough room for two queer film festivals?
"...As Nault and his partner, local filmmaker PJ Raval, hustled at this year's Sundance Film Festival, taking..."

May 2, 2014 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Gay Place
Being queer gets easier with time
"...existence. With tonight's screening of Before You Know It, PJ Raval's documentary on the life of LGBTQ seniors, we..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Will You Still Love Me When I'm 64?
Where do old queens go when they don't own a palace?
"...You Know It is Austin cinematographer and film director PJ Raval's documentary about the unique challenges faced by LGBT..."

June 20, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Local Encounters of the Gift Kind
Five Austinites share the stories behind their greatest gifts
"...know? And it changed me...Look what’s inside me still.” PJ Raval..."

Dec. 7, 2017 Chronolog Post by Beth Sullivan

Queer Culture From the 1970s to 70
Three documentaries highlight a generation of gay icons
"...men who did are the subject of Austin homeboy PJ Raval's (Trinidad) documentary entry, Before You Know It. Unlike..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Andy Campbell

Welcome to the Neighborhood
'Trinidad'
"...world," is so much the stuff of fiction that PJ Raval and Jay Hodges initially had trouble believing the..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Inside OUTsider
Queer filmmaking panel highlights Texas talent
"...artists from diverse backgrounds to try and address it. PJ Raval, one of the panelists and founders, said "Part..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

AGLIFF Closing With Mapplethorpe
Festival adds major bio-pic, plus complete line-up
"...the festival had already announced that Austin's own P.J. Raval will be bringing his award winning documentary Call Her..."

July 26, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
"...In the Documentary Spotlight field, Trinidad filmmaker PJ Raval returns with Before You Know It, his look..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Paul Soileau’s Double Duty
With a new show for Rebecca Havemeyer and a new album by Christeene, is the busy performer having an identity crisis?
"...been urging Soileau to work on something with filmmaker PJ Raval, so Soileau pitched him the idea of a..."

June 1, 2018 Arts Feature by Kirk Lynn

Qmmunity: LGBTQ and the Search for a Wide Enough Umbrella
Plus, OUTsider Fest is here to queer up your weekend
"...If you haven't seen PJ Raval's exquisite doc focusing on the painful intersection of..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

SXSW Short “Come & Take It” and the Story Behind #CocksNotGlocks
Documentary about controversial UT protests plays Texas Shorts Competition
"...Co-directed by Austin filmmakers PJ Raval and Ellen Spiro, "Come & Take It" follows..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Beth Sullivan

Film Flam
Your lawn on PCP, PJ Raval's latest project, and more
"...a music video maker, and gay power player – PJ Raval is currently raising funds for his new project..."

April 17, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Film News
'Film News' counts down its Top 10 Austin film stories of 2008
"...8) Raval is Austin's red-hot star of 2008...."

Jan. 2, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

AFCA Announces Local Film Short List
Five Austin films in contention for the annual award
"...• Call Her Ganda (D: PJ Raval) A searing documentary exploring the murder of Filipina..."

Dec. 11, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity
Like community, but queerer
"...If you couldn't tell by the cover story (see "PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda and the Murder of Beauty,"..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

The City of Angels, Air-Kissing Austin
Dispatch from the Los Angeles Film Festival
"...Running, starring Melonie Diaz, in the narrative competition and PJ Raval and Jay Hodges' Trinidad, executive-produced by South by..."

June 27, 2008 Screens Feature by Kyle Henry

ATX Film News
Acquisitions, awards, and a big gaming rumor
"...PJ Raval better clear some more display cabinet space: After..."

July 6, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

ATX Film News
Austinites on HBO and Netflix, plus big casting news
"...Congrats to PJ Raval! The latest film from the Austin mainstay, Call..."

May 25, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...directors with Austin roots in today's massive lineup drop: PJ Raval has his latest short, "Come and Take It,"..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

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