No Ordinary Man

Sunday December 6th 2020, 11:59 pm

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Runtime: 84 mins

Language: English

Director: Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt

Country: Canada, 2020

Genre: Documentary, Historical, Trans

STREAMING December 3rd - 6th
GLBT Festival Premiere

For decades, the life of American Jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. In No Ordinary Man, Tipton’s story is re-imagined and performed by trans artists as they collectively paint a portrait of an unlikely hero. Together, the filmmakers join Tipton’s son Billy Jr. to reckon with a complicated and contested legacy: how do you tell the story of someone who was hiding in plain sight yet desperate to be seen?

Highlights

Honors -

WINNER - Best Canadian Film - Inside Out (Toronto)

Honors -

NOMINEE
- Best Canadian Film
- Toronto International Film Festival
- Best Documentary Feature - Philadelphia Film Festival

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