PWYC Pride Screening of The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
AGO Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas Street West
Tuesday, June 20 | 6:30PM | #InsideOut17
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.
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.
— About Inside Out:
Inside Out presents the annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival, with financial support from Presenting Sponsor, RBC Royal Bank and Premier Sponsor, CTV. It is the largest event of its kind in Canada, bringing the LGBTQ community together with unforgettable cinematic experiences. For 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of more than 32,500 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions and parties that showcase more than 175 films from Canada and around the world.
In addition, Inside Out is committed to challenging attitudes and changing lives year-round through the exhibition, production and promotion of LGBT film with initiatives that include the Ottawa LGBT Film Festival, development programs featuring the newly launched New Visions Project and the Short to Feature Award, as well as the More Play Screening Series.
Inside Out celebrates more than a quarter century of showcasing the best in Canadian and international cinema with the 2018 Toronto LGBT Film Festival that runs from May 24 to June 3, 2018.