This past August in 2018, the North American rights of the human rights documentary, Call Me Ganda directed by PJ Raval was acquired by Breaking Glass Pictures.
A Grand Jury Prize winner for Outstanding North American Documentary Feature from May, 2018’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, the documentary follows the brutal murder case of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude by a U.S. Marine, and the obstacles faced in the pursuit of justice by three women intimately invested in the case. An activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude) galvanize a political uprising, seeking justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism in the Philippines.
It is set to hit movie theaters in New York on Friday, September 21, 2018 and will roll out to theaters in Los Angeles on the following Friday, September 28, 2018, San Francisco on Friday October 5, 2018 and then nationwide in late 2018 during awards season as well as to qualify for a documentary nomination for Oscars 2019.
Call Her Ganda made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.
And, just a couple of days ago, the North American and Latin American rights of the dramedy, Unlovable directed by Suzi Yoonessi was acquired by Orion Classics.
A SXSW’s Gamechanger Special Jury Recognition Award winner, Unlovable is based on co-writer and lead actress Charlene deGuzman’s real life experiences with sex and love addiction. She portrays a recovering sex and love addict who discovers the true nature of intimacy when she forms a garage band with her sponsor’s quirky and reclusive brother, played by John Hawkes (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Eastbound & Down, The Sessions, Winter’s Bone, Deadwood). Melissa Leo (The Fighter, 21 Grams, Homicide: Life On The Streets) co-stars as the sponsor of deGuzman’s character.
It is set to hit U.S. movie theaters on Thursday, November 1, 2018 as well as Video-On-Demand and Digital HD streaming on Friday, November 2, 2018.
The film is a Duplass Brothers Production; produced by Jen Roskind.