NO ORDINARY MAN
Not Rated / 2020 / 83 minutes / Canada
Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt’s brilliantly crafted No Ordinary Man maps out trans jazz musician Billy Tipton’s undeniable legacy, while examining the disgraceful media scrutiny and questions of legitimacy his family endured after his death in 1989. This thoughtful, timely documentary embraces the challenge of bringing Tipton’s words to life, reimagining his narrative through a diverse group of contemporary trans performers and experts as they collectively paint a portrait of an unlikely hero. Sharing their own stories and personal journeys, each individual discusses their own singular path towards self-recognition, creating a unique tapestry of trans expression as we’ve never seen it before.
Ends Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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