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No Ordinary Man: The Billy Tipton Documentary

No Ordinary Man: The Billy Tipton Documentary

"An urgent model in trans narratives of revelation without sensationalization!" - The Hollywood Reporter

American jazz musician Billy Tipton developed a reputable touring and recording career in the mid-twentieth century, along with his band The Billy Tipton Trio. After his death in the late 80s, it was revealed that Tipton was assigned female at birth, and his life was swiftly reframed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. The genre-defying documentary NO ORDINARY MAN seeks to correct that misrepresentation by collaborating with trans artists. As they collectively celebrate Tipton's story as a musician living his life according to his own terms, they paint a portrait of a trans culture icon.

NO ORDINARY MAN features leading voices and breakout stars in the trans community, including Marquise Vilsón, Scott Turner Schofield, Susan Stryker, C. Riley Snorton, and Thomas Page McBee, among others.

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• The Hollywood Reporter "Trans icon and jazz musician Billy Tipton is reintroduced to the world in 'No Ordinary Man,' Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt's experimental documentary." —Inkoo Kang
Film Facts
Running Time
MPAA Rating
Billy Tipton
Billy Tipton Jr.
Susan Stryker
Scott Turner Schofield
Marquise Vilsón
Directed by
Aisling Chin-Yee
Chase Joynt
Written by
Aisling Chin-Yee; Amos Mac
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Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required September 15

Effective September 15 Rialto Cinemas will require proof of vaccination for all who enter the theater including customers, guests, vendors and employees ages 12 and above. More Info.

Adult $12
Senior (62+) $10
Child (11 and under) $10
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Daily, before 5:30pm, $10.50
3D Upcharge $2.50