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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON

  • NORTHWEST FILM FORUM 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

This event is FREE! There will be no tickets sold. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

David France; 2017; USA; 105 min.

Oscar-nominated director David France (HOWTOSURVIVE A PLAGUE) expertly uses incredible archive film footage to explore the puzzling 1992 death of renowned Stonewall veteran and transgender rights activist Marsha P. Johnson. Victoria Cruz of the NYC Anti-Violence Project investigates the mystery,  interviewing friends and family and weaving their memories into a suspenseful detective story. Extensive footage of friend and activist Sylvia Rivera reminds us that transgender people and gender-nonconformists blazed a trail for civil rights, leaving a legacy that must be defended rigorously in the spirit of these two pioneers of the movement.

Co-presented by Pride FoundationBlack & Pink Letter Writing and the Social Justice Film Festival.

CONTENT WARNING: INCLUDES DESCRIPTIONS OF TRANSPHOBIC VIOLENCE

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