No Ordinary Man

Thursday December 3rd 2020, 12:00 am

Film Details

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?
Q&A with 'No Ordinary Man' Co-Director, Chase Joynt, and Co-Writer Amos Mac with OUTshine Executive Director, Victor Gimenez.



Honors -

WINNER - Best Canadian Film - Inside Out (Toronto)


Honors -

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

Presenting Sponsors

Edge Media Network OUTshine Film Festival OUTshine Film Festival