Thu. November 18, 2021 @ 19:30 PT

No Ordinary Man

Director(s):
Aisling Yin-Chee, Chase Joynt
Producer(s):
Sarah Spring
Distributor:
Oscilloscope Laboratories
A black and white picture of several men with light skin in suits standing around a TV.

Synopsis

Jazz musician Billy Tipton developed a reputable career in the mid-twentieth century. After his death, when it was revealed that he was assigned female at birth, Tipton’s story was reframed as an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. This genre-defying documentary seeks to correct that misrepresentation by collaborating with trans artists who celebrate Tipton’s story as a musician living according to his own terms, painting a portrait of a trans culture icon.

This digital screening includes a moderated filmmaker conversation that will be on demand with the film. Participants to be announced soon!

Captioning and ASL will be provided for this virtual showing and conversation.