NO ORDINARY MAN

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Showings

Online Screening Wed, Nov 11 12:00 PM
This film will be available to stream only in the US and US territories.
Film Details
Country:Canada
Year:2020
Running Time:84
Language:English
Director:Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt
Executive Producer:Marc Côté, Lindsey Dryden
Writer:Aisling Chin-Yee, Amos Mac
Producer:Sarah Spring
Editor:Aisling Chin-Yee
Cinematographer:Léna Mill-Reuillard
Composer:Billy Tipton, Rich Aucoin
Website:https://www.parabolafilms.ca/no-ordinary-man/
DOC NYC
Sales Agent:Radiant Films
Event Years:2020
Festival Section:Portraits
Spotlight on Canada
Film Genres:LGBTQIA
Music
International
Family
Women Directors
Spotlight on Canada

Description

For decades, the life of American jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the sensationalistic story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. Now that history gets re-interrogated by trans artists as they try to reimagine Tipton’s life through acts of performance, reclaiming him as a trans icon. Filmmakers Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt join Tipton’s adopted son to reckon with Tipton’s complicated and contested legacy. No Ordinary Man “is an elegant riff on a classic progression that arrives at something transcendent.” (Indiewire)

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Chase Joynt, subject Marquise Vilsón, immediately following the film.

DOC NYC Live event: Monday, Nov. 16 at 3 ET on Facebook Live- The life of jazz musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton is explored by filmmakers Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt with memoirist Thomas Page McBee (Man Alive).