Oscar-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague) documents self-described “street queen”Marsha P. Johnson, a legendary fixture in New York City’s gay ghetto who, along with fellow trans icon Sylvia Rivera, founded Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), 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 her lasting political legacy while seeking to finally solve the mystery of her unexplained death.
—Loren Hammonds, Tribeca Film Festival
Director: David France, USA. 1 hour, 45 minutes