New York, NY
Jennifer Fox is an internationally acclaimed award-winning filmmaker and educator. Her first film Beirut: The Last Home Movie was broadcast in 20 countries, invited to numerous festivals, and won seven international awards including Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Prize at Cinema Du Reel in Paris. Fox also produced, directed, and shot the award-winning PBS television series An American Love Story, which received a Gracie Award for Best Television Series and was named ”One of the Top Ten Television Series of 1999” by The New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Daily News, Time Magazine and Time Out Magazine. Fox is one of the subjects of two documentaries on filmmaking, The Heck With Hollywood! and Cinema Verite, Defining The Moment. She teaches at New York University and runs master classes in experimental documentary techniques around the world. She studied writing, marine biology, and underwater photography at Johns Hopkins University.
FLYING: Confessions of a Free Woman
FLYING: Confessions of a Free Woman is a feature-length documentary in which the filmmaker’s life serves as a vehicle for investigating female identity across countries, cultures, ages and sexual orientations. The film uses experimental, participatory narrative techniques, including passing the camera among subjects during group interviews, to break down the traditional barrier between a filmmaker and the people she portrays. Breaking from her previous works, Fox constructs FLYING around her own experience, allowing audiences to better understand the relationship of the film to its author and its subject to its viewer.