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No Ordinary Man

Saturday, October 2, 2021

For decades, the life of American Jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. In NO ORDINARY MAN, Tipton’s story is re-imagined and performed by trans artists as they collectively paint a portrait of an unlikely hero. Together, the filmmakers join Tipton’s son Billy Jr. to reckon with a complicated and contested legacy: how do you tell the story of someone who was hiding in plain sight yet desperate to be seen?

NO ORDINARY MAN is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero.

FEATURE | 2020 | CANADA | 84 MIN 



Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt


Sarah Spring


Aisling Chin-Yee, Amos Mac


Léna Mill-Reuillard


Aisling Chin-Yee


Lynne Trépanier, Marie-Pierre Grenier

  • Organizer Name: Big Eddy Film Festival
  • Phone: (845) 252-7576
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  • Type: Documentary Feature,LGBTQ
  • Time: October 2, 2021 - 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Venue:Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY 12720
  • Duration:84 Minutes