Happy Birthday, Marsha!

  • June 26, 2019 / 19:00
  • June 29, 2019 / 16:00

Directors: Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel
Cast: Mya Taylor, Eve Lindley, Silas Howard, Grace Dunham
USA, 2017, 14', HDD, color
English with Turkish subtitles

Happy Birthday, Marsha! commemorates Black trans activist and performer Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson and her role in instigating the 1969 anti-policing riots at the Stonewall Inn, a watershed event for the gay liberation movement. The film interweaves imagined scenes with found archival footage to counter the endemic erasure of trans women of color from narratives of political resistance.

Starring Independent Spirit Award winner Mya Taylor (Tangerine, 2015) as Johnson with cinematography by Venice Biennale Golden Lion winner Arthur Jafa and an original score by Geo Wyeth. Pera Film will host the Turkish premiere of the film.

This program’s screenings and events are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

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Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

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Trailer

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

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