7:00 PM–9:00 PM Cowin Auditorium (Horace Mann Hall 147) in Teachers College
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 and Professor Tey Meadow, moderated by Nora Philippe and Shanny Peer.
Open to Columbia University Community only
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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).
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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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