My Reincarnation

News and Public Affairs Emmys
New York, New York – 2012
Outstanding Informational Programming Long Form

International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands – 2010
Winner, Audience Award

Mexico International Film Festival
Mexico City, Mexico – 2013
Winner, Silver Palm Award

The Wall Street Journal
June 14, 2012
MY REINCARNATION takes the classic father-son story to a magnificent new level, all the more amazing because it offers a front-row seat at the actual transformation of a human being.”

The Washington Post
January 5, 2012
“There are plenty of such deep thoughts sprinkled throughout the film, along with a compelling story line about the relationship between a distant father – compassionate and wise to his students, but emotionally unavailable to his family – and his headstrong son.”

The New York Times
October 27, 2011
“Jennifer Fox’s remarkable documentary My Reincarnation follows one such individual over the course of 20 years, only to find that destiny will have its way… Especially in the early footage, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu is an engaging, charismatic figure; by the end, Yeshi is finding his own footing, able to relate to a young, wired-in audience. My Reincarnation makes a pretty strong case: when the family business is enlightenment, listen to your dad.”

New York Magazine
October 24, 2011
“If you want to know what Buddhist leaders are like in private, this documentary following the life of a Tibetan spiritual master and his complex relationship with his Westernized son will make for fascinating viewing.”

June 24, 2011
“The path by which Yeshi finds his calling and merges it harmoniously with his work and “other” life supplies the docu with a highly engaging final third. The emotional currents running through Yeshi’s revitalized relationship with Norbu, and the role played by his Italian mother, Rosa, are particularly satisfying.”

Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman

Chicago Sun-Times
September 14, 2007
” ☆ ☆ ☆ (3 Stars!) This verite essay explores female sexuality as a key part of female freedom. Fox scrupulously chronicles her own day-to-day life. It’s a credit to her artistry that this doc never veers into icky narcissism.”

LA Times
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 New York Times (The Arts section)
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
“By turns playful, sexy, tragic and contemplative, ‘Flying’ is an addictive soap about sexuality and sisterhood. And if that makes the average man’s eyeballs roll, all the more reason for his honey to buy him a ticket.”

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.”

The New York Times (Arts & Leisure)
July 1, 2007
“Illuminates the jagged edges of human desire… An eclectic mix of film languages… A personal memoir, feminist manifesto & examination of Global Woman. Ms. Fox… seems intent on reflecting something altogether outside movies. Or even nonfiction. Balzac, perhaps. Or George Eliot.”

An American Love Story

Gracie Allen Awards
United States – 1999
Nominated, National Network Syndication Documentary Series Category

Named One of the Top Ten Television Series of 1999

“Top Ten Television Shows of 1999” Time Magazine
“Top Ten Television Shows of 1999” The New York Times
“Top Ten Television Shows of 1999” The Boston Globe
“Top Ten Television Shows of 1999” The New York Daily News
“Top Ten Films of 1999” Time Out New York

The New York Times
June 29, 1999
“What is the secret of a happy marriage, especially one that flies in the face of social convention and is fraught with personal turmoil? The mysterious emotional chemistry that unites spouses from disparate backgrounds is a major subject of Jennifer Fox’s absorbing 10-hour documentary, ”An American Love Story.””

Village Voice
June 23, 1999
“The only work at the 1999 Sundance Festival that might make history is not a film but a ten-part series . . . there’s never been a more intimate study of the everyday significance of race and racism in American life.”

January 24, 1999
“Extraordinary…In a perfect world, the over-worked accolade “landmark television event” would be reserved exclusively for the likes of Jennifer Fox’s AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY.”

Beirut: The Last Home Movie

Sundance Film Festival
United States – 1989
Winner, Grand Jury Prize: Best Film of the Year
Winner, Best Cinematography

C.I.N.E. Golden Eagle Awards
United States – 1989
Winner, Golden Eagle Award

Cinema Du Reel
Paris, France – 1989
Winner, Grand Prize, Best Film

Women & Cinema
Argentina – 1989
Discovery of the Festival Award, Press Award

Berlin Film Festival
Germany – 1989
Nominated, The Young Forum Selection

San Francisco Film Festival
United States – 1989
Winner, Golden Gate Award

Societe Civile des Auteurs Multimedia (The Writer’s Guild in France)
France – 1989
Winner, Best Screenplay of the Year

November 25, 1987
“Although this is a documentary, here is a fiction talent, and of considerable promise, with the right material.”

Boston Globe
“I was overcome and so impressed by the subtlety of character and the way Beirut was conceived. A filmmaker’s dream.”

The New York Times
June 29, 1988
“A rich, psychological mystery, which Miss Fox turns into an consistently intriguing film. Highly Accomplished.”

New York Post
June 29, 1988
“A remarkable movie. Beirut is a straightforward, no-fuss look at one family’s last stand. Director Fox lets her subjects tell their story in their own words and with few theatrics. But Fox’s admiration for — even her amazement at — their heroics comes across loudly and clearly.”

Twin Cities Reader
“Outstanding. Fox keeps the fighting in the picture, but only as a backdrop to this truly bizarre, intriguingly original look at life during wartime.”

Village Voice
July 5, 1988
“An astounding feat. The movie is probing, obsessive, audacious.”