Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman
Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman (2007)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 25, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

As maddening and sometimes embarrassing as her approach is, it works.

Jennifer Merin

Using her personal quest for a meaningful relationship and a family as an ongoing point of reference, Jennifer Fox delves into the complex subject of what women around the world want from their lives and loves.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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?

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Prairie Miller

Goodby rebel lifestyle, free love and recreational hot sex, hello conventional midlife crisis.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Andrew O'Hehir

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'...

Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Over the six hours spent with Fox as she jets around the globe, a picture emerges, not only of a modern woman contemplating herself, but of Western society boasting of its freedom to a world struggling for mere survival.

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