The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

A life that launched a revolution, a death that remains a mystery.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2017-07-27
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 94 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Terasem Media & Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: David France
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Summary

Describing herself as a 'street queen,' Johnson was a legendary fixture in New York City’s gay ghetto and a tireless voice for LGBT pride since the days of Stonewall, who along with fellow trans icon Sylvia Rivera, founded Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.), a trans activist group based in the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village. Her death in 1992 was declared a suicide by the NYPD, but friends never accepted that version of events. Structured as a whodunit, with activist Victoria Cruz cast as detective and audience surrogate, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson celebrates the lasting political legacy of Johnson, while seeking to finally solve the mystery of her unexplained death.

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  • Marsha P. Johnson

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Victoria Cruz

    as Self
  • Sylvia Rivera

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Taylor Mead

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Pat Bumgardner

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Vito Russo

    as Self (archive footage)
Writing David France Writer
Writing Mark Blane Writer
Directing David France Director
Camera Adam Uhl Director of Photography
Editing Tyler H. Walk Editor
Camera Tom Bergmann Director of Photography
Sound Bryce Dessner Original Music Composer
Art James O'Donnell Production Design
Production Andrew Tobias Associate Producer
Production Mark Blane Associate Producer
Directing Mark Blane Second Unit Director

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