"Come & Take It"
Sometimes a prank is a prank. Sometimes a prank leads to a movement. Directed by Ellen Spiro and PJ Raval (pictured), the short documentary Come & Take It chronicles how UT grad Jessica Jin went from making a joke on social media to organizing an anti-gun movement on the university campus. Jin’s humorous observation that most people would be more shocked to see a sex toy in public instead a gun resulted in a movement, #CocksNotGlocks, that employed sex toys to protest the 2016 “Campus Carry” state law that allowed students to take loaded handguns onto the property of Texas public universities. The documentary examines how Jin organized the movements, and led rallies, with the help of a group of concerned UT students. Come & Take It will screen during the SXSW Film Festival at 8:30 p.m. March 9 at the Vimeo Theater, 8 p.m. March 12 at the AFS Cinema, and 7:15 p.m. March 17 at the Zach Theatre as part of the Texas Shorts Competition program. Come & Take It co-director PJ Raval previously directed feature documentary Before You Know It. His next feature documentary Call Her Ganda will receive its world premiere during next month’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Aired: March 15, 2018