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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 6 October 2017 (USA)
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This documentary uses never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews in a search for the truth behind the mysterious 1992 death of black transgender activist and Stonewall veteran Marsha P. Johnson.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Wolfe ... Himself
Sue Yacka ... Herself
Catherine Shugrue Dos Santos ... Herself
... Herself - Crime-Victim Advocate
Marcus Maier ... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
... Herself (archive footage)
Jean Michaels ... Herself - Marsha's Sister
Robert Michaels ... Himself - Marsha's Brother
Jimmy Camicia ... Himself - Marsha's Friend (archive footage)
Randolfe Wicker ... Himself - Marsha's Roommate (as Randy Wicker)
Joe Cooper ... Himself
James McShane ... Himself (as Capt. James McShane)
Sylvia Rivera ... Herself - Marsha's Friend (archive footage)
Karla Jay ... Herself - LGBT Movement Co-Founder
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This documentary uses never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews in a search for the truth behind the mysterious 1992 death of black transgender activist and Stonewall veteran Marsha P. Johnson.

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A Life That Launched a Revolution. A Death That Remains a Mystery.

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Marsha P. Johnson: Really, everybody goes sooner or later. Tomorrow's not promised to anyone. I learned that in church when I was five years old. And I've never forgotten it. So, uh, every day counts.
[chuckles]
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Murder Ballades: VII. Tears for Sister Polly
Performed by Eighth Blackbird
Composed by Bryce Dessner
Published by G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP) o/b/o Chester Music (PRS)
Courtesy of Chedille Records
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Better editing may have made this more watchable
13 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

10/13/17. A somewhat scattered documentary about the life and death of a transgender person named Marsha P. Johnson in NYC. Not sure if this really gets down to the allegations that s/he was murdered or the motives as to why anyone who do her in. It's a murder mystery that remains a mystery.


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