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The award winning documentary Before You Know It will be making it’s Los Angeles theatrical debut on June 13th at Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. Director PJ Raval followed three gay seniors as they go through the usual struggles of reaching old age while being gay in today’s society.
The film has been praised by critics for its intimate profile of an often overlooked group within the LGBT community. Many have found the doc emotional and inspiring as it sheds light on some important issues while delving into the personal stories of three very different men united by their common sexuality and challenges.
IndieWIRE called Before You Know It “A crucial addition to the LGBT doc canon”. Now, after appearing in theaters and festivals all over the world, the film is set for its Los Angeles run. Click here to go to the event page on Facebook for all the details.
Watch PJ Raval on The Brian Darling Show where he talks about the film, his inspiration as a director, and the state of the LGBT community.
For more information about the movie, visit the website: www.BeforeYouKnowItFilm.com
PJ’s website can be found at www.unraval.com
Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ‘25 new faces of independent film 2006′ and Out Magazine’s ’100 OUT 2010′, PJ Raval discovered film and video after working with photography and media installation art. His latest film BEFORE YOU KNOW IT follows three gay seniors as they navigate life and the challenges of being gay in your golden years. The documentary has played at festivals and theaters all over the world. Brian and PJ talk about the film, his inspiration as a filmmaker, and the star of the LGBT community.
PJ’s previous film TRINIDAD is a feature documentary that uncovers Trinidad, Colorado’s transformation from Wild West outpost to “sex change capital of the world” and follows three influential transgender women who may steer the rural ranching town toward becoming the “transsexual mecca”. Called “a must see” by Ellen Huang (GLAAD), TRINIDAD won the Cleveland International Film Festival Documentary Jury Award and currently can been seen on SHOWTIME as well as MTV’s LOGO network.