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Filmmakers Aisling Chin-Yee (THE REST OF US - CIFF 2019) and Chase Joynt join forces with Tipton’s son, Billy Jr., to distill a complicated and contested legacy about someone who was hiding in plain sight, yet desperate to be seen.
This groundbreaking documentary combines archive footage of Billy Jr. and his mother with current interviews to reconcile years of pressure from the media to tell their version of who he was. In NO ORDINARY MAN, Tipton’s story is reimagined and performed by trans artists as they collectively paint a portrait of an unlikely hero for transfolk everywhere.
- Toronto International Film Festival 2020
- Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt
- Sarah Spring
- Amos Mac, Aisling Chin-Yee
- Léna Mill-Reuillard
- Aisling Chin-Yee
- Billy Tipton, Rich Aucoin