SIGLFF-The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson

SIGLFF-The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson

Sat, October 14, 2017

Doors: 12:30 pm / Show: 1:30 pm

Crest Theatre

Sacramento, CA

$10.00

SIGLFF-The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson
SIGLFF-The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON
Director: David France 2017 | USA | 107 min

Saturday, October 14; 1:30 pm
Who killed Marsha P. Johnson? When the beloved, self-described “street queen” of NY’s Christopher Street was found floating in the Hudson River in 1992, the NYPD called her death a suicide. Protests erupted but the police remained impassive and refused to investigate. Now, twenty-five years on, Academy Award® nominated director and journalist David France (How to Survive a Plague) examines Marsha’s death—and her extraordinary life— thanks to the work of a dynamic activist named Victoria Cruz. Marsha teamed up with Sylvia Rivera, the radical duo fought arrests, condemned police brutality, organized street kids, battled the intolerant majority within the gay community, and helped spearhead the Stonewall Riots. In 1970 they formed the world’s first trans-rights organization, STAR (Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries). Marsha and Sylvia ignited a powerful and lasting civil rights movement for gender non-conforming people.
Venue Information:
Crest Theatre
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
http://crestsacramento.com/