Marsha P. Johnson



The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

USA 2017 | 105 min | PUBLIC SQUARE FILMS

Director: David France
Producer: L.A. Teodosio, Kimberley Reed, David France
Cinematographer: Tom Bergmann, Adam Uhl
Editor: Tyler Walk
Composer: Bryce Dessner

Marsha P. Johnson, the legendary "drag queen", Stonewall veteran, and co-founder of the trans-rights movement, was found dead in the Hudson River 24 years ago, and her best friend and fellow activist Sylvia Rivera died a few years later, the victim of a broken heart.

Now, as decades-old interviews and never-before-seen video footage have surfaced, contemporary trans activists dig through the clues in search of justice for Marsha and Sylvia, and along the way they discover a deeper connection to the movement’s first leaders.




Marsha P. Johnson World Premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival