Academy Award nominated director David France's (How to Survive a Plague) new documentary centers on self—described "street queen" Marsha P. Johnson, a black transgender sex worker, who along with fellow trans icon Sylvia Rivera, founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.), a gay, trans, and gender—nonconforming activist group based in the heart of NYC's Greenwich Village. Mysteriously, she was found floating in the Hudson River in 1992, shortly after a legendary Pride March that drew friends and enemies alike. At the time, the NYPD pegged her death as a suicide, a claim that Marsha's friends have always firmly rejected. Structured as a whodunit, with transgender 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.
Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival