Dear Friends, Documentary
Film Supporters, Activists, and Admirers of Great Courage,
We are in the final post-production
stage of an hour-long documentary about the revolutionary trans-activist Marsha
P. Johnson. Marsha P. was a seminal figure in the downtown New York City
scene from the ‘60s through the ‘90s. Known as “The Saint Of Christopher
Street,” Johnson was an instigator at Stonewall, an Andy Warhol model, and a proud,
take-no-nonsense drag queen.
so close to finishing this inspirational film, and interest in it has been such
that we were invited to screen the rough cut version at New York’s IFC
Theatre. We want to share this documentary with you, but we need just a little
help with some finishing funds to help us pay for archival video clips,
historical photographs, a sound mix, videotape stock, digital transfers, and a
few film festival application fees (programmers are already interested
in the film).
founder of the musical group Antony and the Johnsons has generously donated his
music and contribution gifts to make this documentary a reality. (And for
those of you that didn't already know, Antony originally named his band in
honor of the documentary's subject, Marsha P. Johnson.)
historic documentary includes interviews with performer Agosto Machado, author
Michael Musto, performer/director Jimmy Camicia, Warhol superstar and poet
Taylor Mead, and the Stonewall Uprising historian David Carter, among many others.
Please help us to tell this
vital, entertaining, and moving story.
Everyone working on this
film has donated their labor. We just need a small financial push to get
Marsha’s story out to the world, where it rightly belongs.
Thank you for your love.