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1800 Market Street, Rainbow Room

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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON"

Thursday, November 9, 2017,

VIP Reception: 5:00pm- 5:45pm

Screening: 6:00pm- 8:00pm, LGBT Center, Rainbow Room, 1800 Market Street, SF

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON re-examines the death of a beloved icon of the trans world while celebrating the story of two landmark pioneers of the trans-rights movement, trailblazers who put the T in LGBT.

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—in his new film. Marsha arrived in the

Village in the 1960s where she teamed up with Sylvia Rivera when both claimed their identities as “drag queens,” to use the vernacular of the times. Together, 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). Despite their many challenges over the years—bias, homelessness, illness —Marsha and Sylvia ignited a powerful and lasting civil rights movement for gender nonconforming people. Now, a quarter century later, at a time of unprecedented visibility

and escalating violence in the transgender community, a dynamic activist named Victoria Cruz has taken it upon herself to reexamine what happened at the end of Marsha’s life. As the film dips in and out of jaw- dropping archival footage from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON follows as this champion pursues leads, mobilizes officials, and works to get to the bottom of Marsha's death.

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