"Beyond the Bolex" — WORLD PREMIERE

The Bolex camera has been a trusty tool for filmmakers since its introduction in the 1920s. In this personal film, Alyssa Bolsey delves into her family’s history to uncover the story of the camera’s inventor, her great-grandfather, Jacques Bolsey (born Yakov Bogopolsky). A Kiev-born Jewish refugee living in neutral Switzerland during WWI, Bolsey developed the iconic Bolex as a way to democratize image-making. Archival footage and interviews with renowned filmmakers who still swear by Bolsey’s invention offer an ode to the man and his movie camera.

Expected to Attend: Director Alyssa Bolsey; producer Camilo Lara Jr.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:15pm



Cinépolis Chelsea
260 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011


$19, $17 Senior/Child

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