September 27

ACID TESTA Coming-Of-Age Rebellion Fueled by Riot Grrrl Music,a Dysfunctional Family, and LSD OPENING ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON OCTOBER 4

Set in 1992, against the backdrop of the presidential election between Bush, Clinton, and Perot, a Latina teen enters her senior year with life-long plans to attend Harvard. On a night out with her best friend, she discovers Riot Grrrl, an aggressive feminist punk music, and impulsively drops acid. As she drifts farther and farther from “the plan,” she dives into new experiences, exploring her Mexican heritage, defining herself on her own terms, and rebelling against her father’s control. ACID TEST is the debut feature film of writer/director Jenny Waldo, which is based on her semi-autobiographical award-winning short film with the same name. The film celebrates over 70% women and/or BIPOC in its cast and crew including a female writer/director, cinematographer and sound designer and has received the REFRAME Stamp for being a gender-balanced production. Fiscally sponsored by From the Heart Productions and Fresh Arts, ACID TEST premiered at the 2021 Austin Film Festival and has also screened at other prestigious festivals including Dances With Films.ACID TEST stars Juliana DeStefano, Brian Thornton, Mia Ruiz, Reece Everett Ryan, Mai Le, and Sara Gaston. The film features music by Texas bands Pleasure Venom, Fea, Giant Kitty, ImposterBoys, Britt, and All Gonna Die. It was produced by Anna Tran, Eddie Rodriguez, Hillary Felice, Jenny Waldo, and Kerianne Parker. The film has a running time of 103 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA. Giant Pictures will release the film on digital platforms on Oct 4.To view the trailer, go to:  For more information visit  EPK: We would like to thank Karen ObermanK.O. PR for the press release.