Streaming Online via Eventive
July 9, 2021 to July 18, 2021
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Directed by: Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt
Film type: Documentary
Runtime: 84 minutes
Year: 2020
Country: USA
Rating: Not Rated
Language: English
Film format: Streaming

No Ordinary Man

American jazz musician Billy Tipton developed a reputable touring and recording career in the mid-twentieth century, along with his band The Billy Tipton Trio. After his death in the late 80s, it was revealed that Tipton was assigned female at birth, and his life was swiftly reframed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. The genre-defying documentary No Ordinary Man seeks to correct that misrepresentation by collaborating with trans artists. As they collectively celebrate Tipton’s story as a musician living his life according to his own terms, they paint a portrait of a trans culture icon.

Official Selection:

2020 Toronto International Film Festival

Free screening of Flee at Liberty Park, SLC at 8 pm on July 17.
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