10.4.09

FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN




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IMAGINE GALLERY
Beijing
with Ellen Pearlman and Denise Keele-bedford, in collaboration with
The Hutong
Yin Yang Community Center
Huang Hua Studio
The Bookworm
Timezone8

ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΖΕΙ

το "Flying: Confessions of a free woman"
μια ταινία σε έξι μέρη της Jennifer Fox
Κάθε μέρος μπορείτε να το δείτε αυτόνομα


Μέρος 5:
Πέμπτη 9, Απριλίου 2009, από τις 7:15 έως 8:30
στο Timezone 8
Διεύθυνση: 798 Dashanzi, No. 4 Jiu Xian Qiao Lu, Chaoyang district
Τηλ: 5978 9072
Email: info@timezone8.com
Ελεύθερη Είσοδος

Μέρος 6:
Πέμπτη 16, Απριλίου 2009, από τις 7:15 έως 8:30
στην Imagine Gallery
Διεύθυνση: No. 8 Yishugongzuoshi, Feijiacun, Laiguangyingdonglu, Chaoyang περιοχή
Τηλ: 64385747
Email: laetitia.gauden@imagine-gallery.com
Είσοδος Ελεύθερη

Εισαγωγή:
Η Jennifer Fox είναι μια διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένη και βραβευμένη σκηνοθέτιδα, παραγωγός, camerawoman που ασχολήθηκε με αμέτρητα ντοκυμαντέρ την τελευταία 25ετία. Το πρώτο της film, BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE μεταδόθηκε σε 20 χώρες και ανεβάστηκε ως θεατρικό έργο σε άλλες 9. Κέρδισε επτά διεθνή βραβεία, μεταξύ αυτών και το Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography το 1988 στο Cinema Du Reel Festival. Σκηνοθέτησε μια 10ωρη σειρά παραγωγής των PBS/BBC/ARTE με τον τίτλο AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY, που επίσης βραβεύτηκε με το Gracie Award for Best Television Series ενώ τα έντυπα μέσα τη χαρακτήρισαν ως "One of the Top Ten Television Series of 1999". Η πιο πρόσφατη δουλειά της Fox είναι η ταινία FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN που αποτελείται από 6 μέρη που είναι μια Δανο-Αμερικανική συμπαραγωγή και που χρηματοδοτήθηκε από το Danish Film Institute, το TV-2 Denmark, το BBC, το ARTE, το YLE-1, το SBS, το SVT, το ICON & Humanist Channels Netherlands και την HBO όπως επίσης της δόθηκε το Creative Capital Grant. Η ταινία FLYING έκανε την πρεμιέρα της στο Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Ντοκυμαντέρ του Άμστερνταμ (International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA)) το 2006 και στο Sundance Film Festival το 2007 ενώ πρόσφατα ολοκληρώθηκε μια θεατρική περιοδεία σε 20 πόλης της Βόρειας Αμερικής πριν την εκπομπή της στο Sundance Channel, το BBC, το TV-2, το SVT, και το YLE το καλοκαίρι του 2008. Η Fox ασχολείται με το μοντάρισμα ενός νέου ντοκυμαντέρ, που η κινηματογράφησή του κράτησε πάνω από 20 χρόνια ενώ φέρει τον τίτλο LEARNING TO SWIM. Πρόκειται για μια συμπαραγωγή του Dutch Buddhist Television Network (BOS) και που χρηματοδοτήθηκε με την Hartley Film Foundation επιχορήγηση. Η Fox κάνει διαλέξεις και επιτηρεί τμήματα master πάνω στον Κινηματογράφο σε πανεπιστήμια, τηλεοπτικούς σταθμούς και σε Εθνικά προγράμματα επιμόρφωσης σε όλο τον κόσμο.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες επισκεφτείτε:
http://www.myspace.com/flyingconfessionsfilm

http://flyingconfessionsofafreewoman.blogspot.com/


IMAGINE GALLERY
Beijing
with Ellen Pearlman and Denise Keele-bedford, in collaboration with
The Hutong
Yin Yang Community Center
Huang Hua Studio
The Bookworm
Timezone8

PRESENTS

Flying: Confessions of a free woman
a 6 parts film by Jennifer Fox
Each Episode stands by itself so you don't need to have seen the previous ones

Part 5:
Thursday 9, April 2009, from 7:15 to 8:30 pm
at Timezone 8
Address: 798 Dashanzi, No. 4 Jiu Xian Qiao Lu, Chaoyang district
Tel: 5978 9072
E: info@timezone8.com
Free Entrance

Part 6:
Thursday 16, April 2009, from 7:15 to 8:30 pm
at Imagine Gallery
Address: No. 8 Yishugongzuoshi, Feijiacun, Laiguangyingdonglu, Chaoyang district
Tel: 64385747
E: laetitia.gauden@imagine-gallery.com
Free Entrance

Introduction:
Jennifer Fox is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning director, producer, camerawoman, and educator who has been involved in countless documentaries over the last 25 years. Her first film, BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE was released theatrically in nine countries and broadcast in 20 countries. It won seven international awards, including Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography at the 1988 Cinema Du Reel Festival. She directed the groundbreaking ten hour PBS/BBC/ARTE 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 and five other major American papers. Her most recent work, the acclaimed, cutting edge, six-part film FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN was made through a unique Danish-American co-production and was funded by the Danish Film Institute, TV-2 Denmark, BBC, ARTE, YLE-1, SBS, SVT, ICON & Humanist Channels Netherlands, and HBO - and was awarded a prestigious Creative Capital Grant. FLYING premiered at the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) in 2006 and the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 as Special Events as well as numerous other festivals, and recently completed a 20 city theatrical tour in North America before airing on the Sundance Channel, BBC, TV-2, SVT, and YLE in Summer 2008. Fox is currently preparing to edit a new feature documentary, filmed over twenty years, called LEARNING TO SWIM, co-produced with the Dutch Buddhist Television Network (BOS) and awarded a prestigious Hartley Film Foundation grant. Fox has executive produced many films including the award-winners: LOVE & DIANE; ON THE ROPES; DOUBLE EXPOSURE; PROJECT TEN: REAL STORIES FROM A FREE SOUTH AFRICA; COWBOYS, INDIANS, AND LAWYERS; and the recently released ABSOLUTELY SAFE? She has consulted on numerous documentaries, including SOUTHERN COMFORT and STONE READER. Fox is one of the subjects of two documentaries on filmmaking, THE HECK WITH HOLLYWOOD! and CINEMA VERITE, DEFINING THE MOMENT. She has lectured and taught master classes on filmmaking at universities, television stations, and for government training programs around the world.

"FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN" Film Introduction
"What does the modern woman want? Where does she fit in today’s world?"
Never before in our collective human history have so many women had such autonomy to construct a life of their own creation. Yet, the terrain is still rocky and ‘choice’ does not necessarily bring happiness, let alone freedom. Meanwhile, old models of femaleness still haunt women everywhere.

FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN is an exploration of what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. I travelled around the world for five years asking women (and men) intimate questions about their lives. From NY to India, South Africa to Cambodia, Pakistan to Russia, I met so many amazing women who shared their personal stories with me, so that I may share them with you.

FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF FREE WOMAN is a six-part film that takes a personal experimental approach to female life in the 21st century. The series narratively and visually interweaves aspects of filmmaker Jennifer Fox’s own life over three years – from age 42 to 45 - with the lives of diverse and courageous women from around the globe. In ways that are both humorous and profound, the film searches for new models of femaleness, examining changing gender roles and the efforts of women everywhere to comprehend and define for themselves what it means to be a woman in these times. What are the struggles of women in this era of new sexual and economic freedoms, shifting gender relations, a rise in religious fundamentalism, and AIDS? What have been their journeys to self-definition and self-expression? Are they winning or losing in their own eyes? Have things really changed between men and women? And is there a new model of the female that we can now begin to define?

FLYING takes an experimental narrative approach, employing new innovative techniques that reflect the interactions unique to women. Subjects explore a new way of expression by “passing the camera” between the so-called filmmaker and the so called film subject during the filmed conversations. This methodology directly addresses the imbalance of power that so many documentarians struggle with, as famously posited by Susan Sontag in On Photography: “To photograph is to appropriate the thing photographed. It means putting oneself into a certain relation to the world that feels like knowledge - and, therefore, like power.” By passing the camera, the traditional idea of the interview is dropped, as roles are rotated at all times to mirror the relationship that women have with each other and their unique, circular way of figuring out their lives through sharing and dialogue.

The camera becomes a tool that deepens conversation and intimacy between filmmaker and subject, rather than a tool of separation, objectification, and power. Boundaries are broken; the subject becomes both participant and creator.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.myspace.com/flyingconfessionsfilm

http://flyingconfessionsofafreewoman.blogspot.com/