Fri, May 27

Film Screening

Beyond the Bolex

In the 1920s Jewish immigrant inventor Jacques Bolsey aimed to disrupt the early film industry with a motion picture camera for the masses: the iconic Bolex. Over 90 years later, filmmaker Alyssa Bolsey pieces together the fragments of a forgotten family archive to reveal the epic story of her great-grandfather in Beyond the Bolex. Interviewing family members and renowned filmmakers including Jonas Mekas, Alyssa uncovers Jacques' dramatic life story and his impact on generations of people.