The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Documentary Competition

World Premiere

USA | 105 MINUTES

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON

Documentary, LGBT
Academy Award® nominated director David France’s (How to Survive a Plague) new documentary centers on self-described “street queen” Marsha P. Johnson, legendary fixture in New York City’s gay ghetto, 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. Mysteriously, Marsha was found floating in the Hudson River in 1992. At the time, the NYPD pegged her death as a suicide, a claim that Marsha’s comrades have always firmly rejected. 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 Marsha P. Johnson, while seeking to finally solve the mystery of her unexplained death.

—Loren Hammonds

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by David France

David France is an Oscar®-nominated filmmaker and award-winning investigative journalist. His Peabody Award-winning directorial debut, How to Survive a Plague, was nominated for multiple Emmys® and a DGA Award. France’s book of the same name was on the New York Times’ notable books list in 2016.


Director
David France
Screenwriter
David France, Mark Blane
Cinematographer
Thomas Bergmann, Adam Uhl
Editor
Tyler Walk
Composer
Bryce Dessner
Executive Producer
Joy A. Tomchin, Sara Ramirez, Alan Getz, Stanley Tomchin, Martine Rothblatt
Producer
L.A. Teodosio, Kimberley Reed, David France
Co-Executive Producer
Mike C. Manning, Terrence Meck
Co-Producer
Christos Konstantakopoulos, Tyler H. Walk, Ted Snowdon, Duffy Violante
Cast
Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Victoria Cruz

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