Chris Flisher: Turning of the Wheel
November 5, 2011


Tricycle Magazine
October 28, 2011

“The beauty of this graceful and deeply human film is how it makes clear that meditating on these questions for ourselves is part of our path, too.”

Moveable Fest
October 28, 2011

“…The film’s unforced nature yields more good than not, treating Namkai’s brush with cancer and Yeshi’s response with a quiet dignity as well as filling the film with Zen-like imagery of waves crashing at the beach and sunsets that seem wholly organic.”

Film Journal International
October 28, 2011

My Reincarnation peeks into a little-known world and seems (despite its omissions) like an honest attempt to understand an age-old conflict played out as a modern-day family crisis.”

This Week In New York
October 28, 2011

“As much as it is about a father and a son, My Reincarnation is also about the old vs. the new, tradition vs. modernization, private love vs. public responsibility, the spiritual vs. the technological, and, above all, familial legacy.”

October 28, 2011

First Person | “My Reincarnation” Director on Her 20 Years in the Making Spiritual Doc

The Huffington Post
October 28, 2011

Jennifer Fox’s Reincarnation as an Artist Entrepreneur

October 28, 2011

“As much a story about father-and-son relations as it is about spirituality, director Jennifer Fox’s wholly unique story chronicles change and unexpected awakening.”
October 28, 2011

“Fox, who teaches filmmaking in addition to making films of her own, has done a masterful job in My Reincarnation of integrating her keen observations with her motivating beliefs and values. As filmmaker, Fox is an incessantly insightful fly on the wall, never focusing attention on herself, but never hiding her presence and identity, either. As a result, she is a masterful teacher, and My Reincarnation is a masterful teaching.”

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.”

Critics Choice
October 27, 2011

“Jennifer Fox has made a unique documentary, giving audiences a look inside Tibetan Buddhism seldom seen before. ”

Slant Magazine
October 26, 2011

“☆ ☆ ☆ (3 Stars!) Like Raw Faith before it, this is a quiet film with a considerable cumulative impact. It folds you, seemingly while you weren’t looking, into a culture that’s probably beyond your immediate realm of understanding. This trick of empathy, too often underutilized, is one of the defining wonders of the movies.”

October 26, 2011

“Shot over 20 years, My Reincarnation ponders a simple question: does our family ultimately drive our decisions, or can it be fate? The backdrop of Tibetan spiritual leadership transforms a familiar struggle into something truly fascinating.”

Hollywood Jesus
October 26, 2011

Interview with the Director

Film Independent
October 25, 2011

Following Jennifer Fox through My Reincarnation

October 25, 2011

herFLiX Moment: “My Reincarnation”

Time Out
October 24, 2011

“It’s fascinating to watch Yeshi grow from a skeptical teenager into a spiritual leader—a transformation that still doesn’t bring him any closer to his father.”

October 24, 2011

“What makes this picture fascinating is the fact that she shot it over the course of 20 years, which enables the audience to witness a tremendous degree of personal development on the part of the protagonists, especially Yeshi who goes from being a rebellious teen to an aspiring musician/photographer to a settled, suburban family man in front of our very eyes. Watching that evolution, who would ever guess that he might eventually come around to giving his dad’s desire serious consideration?”

GRAND Magazine
October 20, 2011

“From the title you’ll most likely grasp this documentary is about the Buddhist belief of reincarnation; however, the film covers more than Buddhist philosophy and beliefs. It features all the dynamics of everyday modern family life – its joys, struggles and conflicts.”

October 18, 2011

“Whatever your beliefs about rebirth, this film is worth watching. Believers will find the film comforting and familiar; non-believers can focus on the interpersonal poignancy. While it is reflected in the title of the film, reincarnation is not the central focus of the film. Instead, the focus is on finding one’s way through the everyday world filled with matters of consequence, frustrations, disappointments, and small joys.”

Buddhist Dispatch
October 15, 2011

“The stories of both the father and the son combine to make MY REINCARNATION a universal drama that taps into the classic narrative of family and inheritance. As time passes, both father and son begin to change, giving MY REINCARNATION the scope and depth of great fiction.”

Spirituality & Practice
October 11, 2011

“This unusual and enlightening documentary was shot over a period of 20 years and offers a fascinating look at the beliefs and practices of Tibetan Buddhism.”

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.”