Adella Ladjevardi of Zohe Film Productions contacted us about a new film that will open in Chicago at the Siskel Center September 14-18.
Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman is a global conversation among women that spans 17 countries. According to the film's press kit:
Never before in our collective human history have so many women had such freedom to construct a life of their own creation. Yet old structures and realities still haunt us; many women are looking for new role models, but finding them difficult to identify for lack of precedent and because even today women so often remain the invisible, silent class...From South Africa to California, from Sweden to India, the film creates a cross-cultural story about common experiences of modern female life on issues such as love, socialization, marriage, work, childrearing, aging, violence, spirituality, death, politics.
Filmmaker Jennifer Fox has divided the film into three 2 hour episodes. She used an innovative technique she calls "passing the camera" to make the women's conversations more intimate and less artificial. I know I plan to see it. You can visit the film's amazing website at www.flyingconfessions.com.
View the trailer here.
New York Times
July 4, 2007
By turns playful, sexy, tragic and contemplative, Flying is an addictive soap about sexuality and sisterhood.
September 5, 2007
"Fox travels the globe to talk sex, marriage, babies, divorce, work, identity, oppression, socialization and abuse with her fascinating, far-flung friends. And their combined stories add up to something remarkable: a kaleidoscopic meditation on gender-as-destiny."
"The truth about women's sex lives is usually more entertaining than any fiction Hollywood could dream up. That's why hanging out and talking with friends often makes for a better night than going to the movies. In Flying, however, filmmaker Jennifer Fox manages to combine the two... Exactly the kind of film that should be shown to teenage girls in health class."
"Six hours is a long time to spend with a total stranger, but by the end of filmmaker Jennifer Fox's remarkably honest and unexpectedly engrossing self-portrait, you may feel you know her better than you know many of your close friends. You may even miss Fox a little once the film ends, but she leaves you with plenty to think about... In the end this very personal journey becomes a valuable universal document from which we can all learn about the way women live today."
Variety Weekly (Film section)
Monday, December 11, 2006
"'What do women want?' asked a frustrated Sigmund Freud, and with 'Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman,' Jennifer Fox gives him an answer... The nerve it takes to expose herself - and her friends - is matched by Fox's ability to twist the confessional doc into a globe trotting highbrow soap opera. The work by celebrated Danish editor Niels Pagh Andersen is miraculous. Fox's technique - 'passing the camera' - gives the production a homemade feel. Or perhaps it could be called a woman's touch. But only in the most respectful sense."
Friday, June 29, 2007
"Fox is on a journey to uncover her own personal definition of freedom, a definition that evolves throughout the film. Candid, raw and unflinching, Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman ultimately reveals that real love sets you free, even as it binds you to others."