The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

TFI Network | 2016

The origin story for the trans movement comes to light as the mysterious case of Marsha P. Johnson, moribund for decades, gains traction with the NYPD. Will bringing closure for the founder of the trans rights movement help stop a record-breaking crime wave against transwomen of color?

David France David France
DIRECTOR

David France is an Oscar­ nominated filmmaker and award-­winning investigative journalist. His Peabody Award-­winning directorial debut How To Survive a Plague was also nominated for... more»

L.A. Teodosio L.A. Teodosio
PRODUCER

L.A. Teodosio is a producer/investor and software entrepreneur whose whose credits include Ira Sachs’ Sundance films Little Men (Producer, 2016) and Love Is Strange (Executive Producer, 2014)... more»

Kimberly Reed Kimberly Reed
PRODUCER

Kimberly Reed is the country’s leading transgender documentary filmmaker, produced and directed the landmark Prodigal Sons. 

Additional Credits

Joy Tomchin (Executive Producer)
Tyler Walk (Editor)
Adam Uhl (Cinematography)

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson combines never­-before-­seen archival footage and present day interviews with activists working to discover Sylvia and Marsha’s legacies. Our film argues that their untold stories and the stories of thousands of other trans women of color are worth telling. 

Genre: Documentary