10' / 2012 / United States of America
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 7.38
With gritty style and a witty sense of humor, New York photographer Flo Fox has been documenting the streets of New York City since the 1970s. Now in her 60s and battling Multiple Sclerosis, lung cancer, and visual impairment, Flo continues to pursue photography and maintain her adventurous, feisty spirit and dirty sense of humor. No longer able to even hold a camera, she instructs her attendants to take photos for her. As a young, hot New York “chick,” she often used her looks to get what she wanted. These days she leverages her disability. From seducing her way into a tour to the top of the World Trade Center while it was still under construction, to asking passersby to assist with building her own wheelchair ramps, to instructing her aids to take photos, Flo Fox knows what she wants and she gets it.
Gran Premio del Jurado / Grand Jury Prize - DOC NYC 2012, New York City, USA
Mejor Corto Documental / Best Documentary Short - LES Film Festival 2012, New York City, USA
Best Documentary Short - Ashland Independent Film Festival 2013, Ashland, Oregon, USA
Official Selection, Hot Docs 2013, Toronto, Canada
Riley Hooper makes documentaries. With simplistic style and a love of quirk, she tells stories with the goal of connecting human beings and promoting open-mindedness. Her film short documentary FLO has screened internationally and won top prizes at several festivals, including the Grand Jury Prize in the shorts program at DOC NYC. Based in New York City, she works as a Content + Community Manager at Vimeo while continuing to pursue personal projects and freelance cinematography. She is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and has interned at Maysles Films with her mentor, the legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.
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