WORLD PREMIERE | When COVID-19 broke out in Wuhan, China, the city went on a lockdown, making it difficult to get a clear sense of what was happening. Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) teams with a group of intrepid videographers to...
For decades, the life of American jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the sensationalistic story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. Now that history gets re-interrogated by trans artists as they try to reimagine Tipton’s life through acts of performance, reclaiming him as a trans icon. Filmmakers Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt join Tipton’s adopted son to reckon with Tipton’s complicated and contested legacy. No Ordinary Man “is an elegant riff on a classic progression that arrives at something transcendent.” (Indiewire)
Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Chase Joynt, subject Marquise Vilsón, immediately following the film.