COME AND TAKE IT: THE JESSICA JIN STORY captures the transformation of a young woman to leadership of America’s most inspired anti-gun violence movement called Cocks Not Glocks. With the help of a gang of young women activists, Jessica Jin’s Facebook joke is transformed into history-in-the-making and into what people are calling The Great Texas Dildo Revolt.
COME AND TAKE IT: THE JESSICA JIN STORY is a fiscally sponsored project of the Austin Film Society. You can make a donation to this project using the form below. You will receive a letter acknowledging your gift to the Austin Film Society on behalf on the project. Since AFS is a non-profit organization, your donation may be deducted from your taxes as a charitable contribution under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
About the Filmmakers
PJ RAVAL (CO-DIRECTOR)
Named one of Out Magazine’s “Out 100” and FILMMAKER Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” PJ is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer whose credits include Trinidad (Showtime, LOGO) and Before You Know It (PBS), described as “a crucial new addition to the LGBT doc canon” by indieWIRE. Also an accomplished cinematographer, PJ shot the Academy Award-nominated Best Documentary Trouble The Water. PJ is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and 2016 Firelight Media Fellow.
ELLEN SPIRO (CO-DIRECTOR)
Ellen Spiro’s films include Diana’s Hair Ego, Greetings From Out Here, Roam Sweet Home, Atomic Ed & the Black Hole, Are the Kids Alright?, Troop 1500, Fixing the Future, and Body of War (Oscar shortlist). Her films are housed at the MOMA, Academy of Motion Pictures, UCLA, Paley Center, and NY Public Library. She is a former Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and NEA fellow and has won two Gracie Awards. Spiro earned her MA at S.U.N.Y Buffalo and did post-grad work at the Whitney. She is a Professor at the University of Texas.