This event took place on June 24, 2021
Presented in English / Conférence en anglais
Grab your coffee, take a beat and join us for an afternoon chat with filmmakers Chase Joynt (FRAMING AGNRES) and Aisling Chin-Yee (THE REST OF US) as they discuss their approach to editing their renowned documentary film, NO ORDINARY MAN.
This thoughtful film seamlessly weaves together archival footage, audio recordings, talking heads & artistic interpretations to tell the story of Billy Tipton, a prominent jazz musician of the 1940s & 50’s and trans culture icon.
This event will be moderated by accomplished editor Catherine Legault (REBELS ON POINTE).
Return to us at 7pm EDT in The Virtual Lounge for a post event catch up, discussion and networking!
A link to watch the film will be sent out a couple of days before the event – stay tuned.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to The 519.
Catherine Legault is an award-winning film editor and filmmaker. She navigates between documentary, animation and fiction, and her work is appreciated for its fluidity and structural sophistication layering different levels of meaning throughout.
She graduated from Film Production at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Over the past 17 years, she has worked on several award-winning films that have screened internationally in theatres, festivals, and on television. In 2017, she received an Iris award at the Gala Québec Cinéma for Best Documentary Editing. She was nominated again in 2019. She was also awarded two Gemeaux for her editing work. Her collaborations have included PilgrIMAGE, by Peter Wintonick and Mira Burt-Wintonick, MORT SUBITE D’UN HOMME-THÉ TRE, by Jean-Claude Coulbois, FAMILY DEMOLITION by Patrick Damien, REBELS ON POINTE, by Bobbi Jo Hart, MY MOTHER’S LETTERS, by Serge Giguère, and most recently, FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK, by Bobbi Jo Hart. Her first feature documentary as a director, SISTERS: DREAM & VARIATIONS, was awarded at The IndieFEST Film Awards in five categories and is in nomination for Best Original Music at the Gala Québec Cinéma.
Aisling Chin-Yee is an award-winning filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada, and Los Angeles, California. Aisling was named one of Canada’s Rising Film Stars by Now Magazine 2019. Her feature film directorial debut, THE REST OF US, starring Heather Graham (BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE HANGOVER), Sophie Nélisse (THE BOOK THIEF), and Jodi Balfour (THE CROWN) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and has released widely around the world.
Her latest work that she co-wrote with Amos Mac, and co-directed with Chase Joynt, No Ordinary Man, world premiered at TIFF 2020, then onto AFI and DOCNYC amongst many others, was awarded Best Canadian Feature Film at Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival, New Visions Award at the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), and the award for best Portrait Documentary at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The documentary was also one of TIFF Top Ten films of 2020.
As a producer for over a decade, Aisling has been lauded for her fresh and unapologetic. Aisling produced the award winning feature film, RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, which was a TIFF Top 10 film and won Best Director at the Vancouver International Film Festival, as well as the award-winning feature documentary, LAST WOMAN STANDING, that same year. 2014 marked her year as writer and director with the short film, SOUND ASLEEP, which premiered at Lucerne International Film Festival. In 2015, she directed the multi-award-winning documentary, SYNESTHESIA, which won Best Short Documentary at the International Crossroads Film Festival. She produced the gritty urban drama, THE SAVER, which was released in Spring 2016, the political documentary, INSIDE THESE WALLS, and the television series Lost Generation that same year.Alongside filmmaking, Aisling is an outspoken advocate for equality and diverse representation on and off screen. In 2016, she co-founded the #AfterMeToo movement, which includes a fund, roundtable series, and report that brings to light the issue of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. In 2018 she was selected in the inaugural cohort of professionals in the 50 Women Can Change the World in Media and Entertainment in Hollywood.
Chase Joynt is a director and writer whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. With Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase co-directed NO ORDINARY MAN, a feature-length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton, which was presented at Cannes Docs 2020 as part of the Canadian Showcase of Docs-in-Progress.
Since premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020, NO ORDINARY MAN has been hailed by Indiewire as “the future of trans cinema” and won 5 awards on the international festival circuit, including being named to TIFF Canada’s Top Ten. His latest short film, FRAMING AGNES, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is being developed into a feature film with support from Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program. Joynt’s first book YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and named one of the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail and CBC. Most recently, Chase directed an episode of TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES for the CW, which is now streaming on Netflix.