Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt spoke with Solzy at the Movies this week about their new film, No Ordinary Man, opening in theaters. The film is a documentary about jazz pianist Billy Tipton. It’s not just a documentary but a major cinematic contribution to transgender history. I love the approach that co-directors Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt take in directing the film. It’s part documentary and part holding casting auditions to portray Billy Tipton in…"Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt talk No Ordinary Man"
No Ordinary Man isn’t so much a documentary of musician Billy Tipton but a major contribution to the history of trans-masculinity. For me, the most important moment in the film came when activist Jamison Green meets Billy Tipton Jr. It’s during this meeting that Green tells the musician’s son that nobody is alone in going through this. For a long time, Tipton Jr. thought he was the only one with such a history. But again,…"Toronto 2020: No Ordinary Man"
Aisling Chin-Yee joined Solzy at the Movies in a phone interview this week to discuss her new film, The Rest of Us, opening in theaters and VOD this weekend. The film premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival in the in the Discovery program. Based on a screenplay by Alanna Francis, the film stars Heather Graham, Sophie Nélisse, Jodi Balfour, and Abigail Pniowsky. How honored were you to premiere The Rest of Us during TIFF?…"Aisling Chin-Yee talks The Rest of Us"
When a single mom invites her ex-husband’s wife and daughter to live with her, a rather interesting family dynamic begins to form in The Rest of Us. Aisling Chin-Yee makes her feature directorial debut with a story about a complex relationship. When Cami’s (Heather Graham) ex-husband, Craig, tragically passes away, she invites Rachel (Jodi Balfour) and her young daughter, Talulah (Abigail Pniowsky) to move into her house. If it must be said, Rachel is much…"Toronto 2019: The Rest of Us"