Past Event

Ladies of the Wood by Claus Drexel (2021) NYC Preview

November 9, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Teachers College Columbia University, 525 W. 120 St., New York, NY 10027

Documentary, 90 minutes *French and Portuguese subtitled in English

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

Free and open to Columbia University Community only - RSVP with CUID required. RSVP HERE

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).


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. Additional support is provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Knapp Family Foundation, Paul LeClerc Centennial Fund, Columbia University Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.

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Maison Francaise