Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

2017 | Activism / Biography/History / Black/African American / Drama / Latino/a / Male-to-Female / New Release / Transgender | 14 minutes | USA
Directors: Tourmaline (fka Reina Gossett) & Sasha Wortzel

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Happy Birthday, Marsha! is a film about iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson, and her life in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City.

Starring Independent Spirit Award winner Mya Taylor ( Tangerine).


"A lush and speculative portrait of Marsha P. Johnson..." - The New Yorker

"'Happy Birthday Marsha' shows what the gay rights movement owes trans people..." - Vice

"A timely meditation on the events leading up to the Stonewall riots..." - Dazed Magazine

"A moving celebration and evocation of trans activist and artist Marsha "Pay It No Mind" Johnson..." - Artforum

Photo credit: Nathan Fitch