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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

  • Jackman Hall at the AGO 317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON, M5T 1G4 Canada (map)

Academy Award® nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague) returns to Inside Out with a new documentary about self-described “street queen” Marsha P. Johnson. She was a legendary fixture in New York City’s gay ghetto, who along with fellow trans icon Sylvia Rivera, founded Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.), 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 the lasting political legacy of Marsha P. Johnson, while seeking to finally solve the mystery of her unexplained death.

Toronto Premiere

All tickets for this special Pride screening are Pay What You Can and cash only. Tickets will only be available at the door starting at 5:30 pm, an hour before the screening begins. The line will begin at 4:30 pm. 

Earlier Event: June 19
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Later Event: June 20
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