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Ladies of the Wood by Claus Drexel (2021)

Mauvais Genres Film Festival

dateNovember 9, 2021 timeTuesday, 7:00pm–9:00pm EST locationColumbia UniversityCOWIN AUDITORIUM (HORACE MANN HALL 147) IN TEACHERS COLLEGE
  • Open to Columbia University Community only. RSVP with CUID required.

    In solidarity with the Student Workers of Columbia (SWC) strike at Columbia University, a student organizer has been invited to speak before the film screening about why the students are on strike and how their efforts can be supported.

  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Institute for Ideas and Imagination
  • Paul LeClerc Centennial Fund
  • Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Columbia Maison Française
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry
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Ladies of the Wood by Claus Drexel (2021)
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MAUVAIS GENRES: Columbia Maison Française Film Festival

Documentary, 90 minutes
*In French and Portuguese with English subtitles

The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Claus Drexel, curator Nora Philippe and Professor Tey Meadow.

Bois de Boulogne, Paris. In this green park bordering the city, between dusk and dawn, wandering among joggers, horse riders and policemen, transgender sex workers share their life stories and their visions of the world on camera with both wisdom and flamboyance. These are the “Ladies of the Wood.”

France-based German director Claus Drexel is best known internationally for his award-winning documentaries America (2017) and On The Edge Of The World (2013), which have played at film festivals worldwide. First trained as a painter, he has also conceived theater plays, staged operas, and directed several feature films (Under The Stars of Paris, 2019).

To watch the trailer, please click here.

This event is featured as part of the film festival, Mauvais Genres: French Cinema Takes on Gender organized by the Columbia Maison Française and curated by Nora Philippe.

Please email [email protected] to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. This event will be recorded. By being electronically present, you consent to the Maison Française using such video for promotional purposes.