The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson

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The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson


Friday Aug 18 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2017

Presented by Transgender Awareness Hawaii 

Directed by David France. 2017. USA. 105 min.
Academy Award-nominated director and journalist David France (How to Survive a Plague) examines the death of a beloved icon of the trans world while celebrating the story of two landmark pioneers of the trans-rights movement—trailblazers who put the T in LGBT. Premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

- Screens with –

Lady Eva (Leiti Eva)
Directed by Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson. 2017. Hawaii. 11 min.
A brave young transgender woman sets off on a journey to become her true self in the Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga – with a little inspiration from Tina Turner along the way. Followed by Q&A with the film's directors and producer.

Emmy Award-winning directors Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson make films that emanate from the voices of those on the outside, that incite us to abandon our comfortable role as spectators and compel us to question and to act. Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, the subject of their PBS documentary Kumu Hina, steps behind the camera to produce this short film about a contestant in a transgender beauty pageant in the Kingdom of Tonga—a contest that she won 20 years ago. 

All-access festival pass available for purchase here—it’s the only way to guarantee a seat at all the films, receptions, and most importantly, our signature Red Carpet Event on Saturday, August 19. 

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