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Beyond the Bolex

In the 1920s 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, Alyssa travels to Switzerland, and delves into Jacques’ personal diary, film reels and collected images in order to understand the man and his impact on generations of filmmakers.

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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

“San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Landmark’s Albany Twin Theater, Friday, July 26, 1:40 PM
Castro Theater, Saturday, July 27, 12:55 PM ”

Upcoming Screenings

Jewish International Film Festival
Sydney and Melbourne, Australia

*10/27 7pm – Ritz Cinema, Randwick
* 10/28 – 6:40pm Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick
11/7 – 6:30pm Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn
11/14 – 8:40pm Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick
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  • with q & a with director Alyssa Bolsey and cinematographer/producer, Camilo Lara Jr.
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