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Saturday 3 : 3:30 p.m
Tuesday 6 : 3:30 p.m

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Un vrai gentleman (with French subtitles)





65 and up
Young adults

Type of activity

Cinéma du Musée

Saturday 3 : 3:30 p.m
Tuesday 6 : 3:30 p.m

April 2 – April 6, 2021

Original multilingual version subtitled in French.


Post-screening discussion with the director Aisling Chin-Yee and the producer Sarah Spring, on Saturday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Special mention and New Visions Award at RIDM 2020.
TIFF Canada's Top Ten - 2020.

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 features leading voices in the trans community, including Marquise Vilso´n, Scott Turner Schofield, Susan Stryker, C.Riley Snorton, and Thomas Page McBee, among others.

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