Screens in “I Heart New York” Shorts Program
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Director: Riley Hooper
With gritty style and a witty sense of humor, 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 maintains 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 self-described “young hot chick,” she often used her looks to get what she wanted. These days she leverages her disability. From sneaking in to the World Trade Center buildings and seducing her way to the roof, to asking passersby to assist with building her own wheelchair ramps, to instructing her aides to take photos, Flo Fox knows what she wants and she gets it.
Riley Hooper makes documentaries. With simplistic style and a love of quirk, she tells stories to encite empathy and open-mindedness. Her documentary short “FLO” was programmed as a NY Times Op Doc and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize in the Shorts Program at the 2012 DOC NYC Film Festival. Based in New York City, she works as a Content + Community Manager at Vimeo while continuing to pursue personal documenary projects. She is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and previously interned at Maysles Films.