Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman

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Flawed but interesting, Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman uses one filmmaker's experiences to offer a unique look at modern gender roles around the world.



Total Count: 22


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Nearly two decades after her Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning Beirut: The Last Home Movie, documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fox delivered this intensely personal six-hour film. Jumping off from her own life experiences, Fox broadens her scope to all women, exploring topics ranging from career to motherhood to monogamy. Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman premiered at the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.


Critic Reviews for Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (7)

  • It takes tremendous courage to expose one's life to the camera as Fox does here, and while she answers few of the universal (to women, anyway) questions she raises, at least she's asking them.

    Apr 4, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • There are times when Fox's nervy endeavor to combine art and life obliges one to give way to the other, but her efforts and reflections throughout are riveting.

    Mar 14, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Despite [director] Fox's excruciating level of self-involvement, she manages, more than once, to lay bare critical questions that are at once familiar and compelling.

    Sep 13, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • As maddening and sometimes embarrassing as her approach is, it works.

    Sep 6, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • How would you like to be stuck in a dark room for hour upon hour listening to a neurotic middle-aged woman complain about her love life?

    Jul 6, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Fox is breaking new ground in terms of personal documentary, turning a navel-gazing survey of her own midlife crisis into a globalized, collaboratively created exploration of 'this new female life'...

    Jul 5, 2007

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