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FILMS OF PJ RAVAL: A CONVERSATION
Monday, November 15 (7pm)
Aurora Picture Show courtyard - 2442 Bartlett Street
Co-Presented by Aurora Picture Show, Houston Cinema Arts Festival, and Texas Biennial
Free Admission

As part of A New Landscape/A Possible Horizon 2021 Texas Biennial, award-winning Austin-based filmmaker PJ Raval presents this guided tour of selected highlights from his career examining social justice issues through the voices of queer and marginalized subjects. The conversation will feature clips from definitive film work, including his latest groundbreaking project in progress. He’ll also discuss how his growing up as a queer, first-generation Filipino American in a small, white, conservative town in California’s central valley shaped his filmmaking practice. 
 

PJ Raval is a Filipino American filmmaker whose work examines social justice issues through the voices of queer and marginalized subjects. His work 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. He is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, 2016 Firelight Media Fellow, 2017 Robert Giard Fellow, a Producers Guild of America member, and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition to his feature documentaries, Raval is also a cinematographer on various projects and an associate professor of the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the Moody College of Communication in the University of Texas at Austin.



All Aurora Picture Show staff members, visiting artists, volunteers, and representatives have been fully vaccinated. Although it cannot be required, Aurora prefers that all audience members be fully vaccinated. Masking is required inside our venue, but is optional while in our spacious, outdoor courtyard.

In the case of inclement weather, outdoor programs will be relocated to our indoor space (for the same date and time), which will have a reduced capacity and require masking. These decisions will be made the day of the programs, so please check our website and/or social media for updates. 

 

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