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The Iron Ladies

The Iron Ladies

The Iron Ladies (2000). (Strand Releasing)

Part of the film series
Blissfully Thai

Dir. Yongyoot Thongkongtoon. 2000. Thailand. 104 min. 35mm. English subtitles.

Based on the true story of a male volleyball team made up of gays and transsexuals that competed in the Thai national championships in 1996, The Iron Ladies portrays the rise of a team against all odds. Filled with colorful characters including a transsexual cabaret beauty, a muscular army sergeant, and three seemingly identical cheerleaders always moving in synchrony, this upbeat and hilarious comedy was a major audience hit in Thailand and has picked up awards in multiple international LBGT film festivals.

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Yongyoot Thongkongtoon (b. 1967) graduated from Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. He is a film director, producer, and screenwriter. He worked in advertising before making the debut feature The Iron Ladies (2000), which won him multiple awards including: Teddy - Special Mention, Berlin International Film Festival; Discovery Award (2nd place), Toronto International Film Festival; Audience Award, New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; Audience Award, San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival; Audience Award, Dublin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Director Filmography (features): Best of Times (2009), Metrosexual (2006), M.A.I.D.) (2004), Iron Ladies 2 (2003), The Iron Ladies (2000).

Event Details

26 May 2011
6:45pm - 8:45pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

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