December 2, 2020

TIFF Top Ten film No Ordinary Man wins multiple awards


Since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, critically acclaimed No Ordinary Man has won multiple awards as it continues its triumphant festival tour, and is a TIFF Top Ten film of the year.

Inside / Out Film Festival: Best Canadian Film

Southwest International Film Festival: Audience Award

RIDM / Montreal International Documentary Festival: Prix Nouveau Regards / New Vision Award & Special Mention for the Magnus Isaacson Award

OUTShine Film Festival: Festival Staff Pick & Jury Award

“I am a huge fan of Documentaries and No Ordinary Man takes it to the next level. The film is a portrait of Billy Tipton, the influential jazz musician who was revealed after his death to have been transgender. It’s insightful, educational and wildly entertaining all at the same time. While talking heads and archival materials are a part of the film, it’s the unique aspect of utilizing “auditions” by trans actors vying to play the role of Billy Tipton, that elevates this documentary into a must see adventure. It’s a bonus if you are a fan of early jazz, but even if you are not, this film will dazzle you.”

– OUTShine Program Director Joe Bilancio

“One of the best trans films I have ever seen”

– Toronto International Film Festival head Cameron Bailey


“ ‘No Ordinary Man’ is vibrant, and alive”

– Roger

“Tender, topical and well-crafted”

– Globe & Mail

“The future of trans cinema”

– Indiwire

“A fascinating and exhilarating film.”

– The Hollywood Reporter

“A groundbreaking exploration”

– CBC Arts

“A stunner of a documentary.”

– That Shelf 

“A profound and moving film”

– Fashion Magazine

“Groundbreaking and triumphant”

– Inside Out/ Will Wong

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