Philadelphia-based film distributor Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired the North American rights to director PJ Raval’s feature-length documentary Call Her Ganda.
The 93-minute observational exposé follows the murder case of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude by a U.S. Marine, and the challenges three women intimately invested in the case face in their pursuit of justice. An activist attorney Virgie Suarez, transgender journalist Meredith Talusan and Jennifer’s mother (Julita Laude) take on America’s colonial past in the Philippines.
Call Her Ganda held its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and went on to play numerous other festivals, including Hot Docs in Toronto, LA Asian Pacific, Frameline San Francisco and Inside Out Toronto LGBTQ Film Festival.
Breaking Glass will release the film theatrically beginning Sept. 21 in New York; Sept. 28 in Los Angeles; Oct. 5 in San Francisco; followed by a national rollout throughout the fall.
Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff, Josh Braun and Ben Schwartz of Submarine Entertainment, the film’s executive producer Daniel Chalfen of Naked Edge Films, and the film’s director, Raval of Unraval Pictures.