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"
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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"