Richard Brody – New Yorker

“…depicts a surprising intersection of personal experience and historical revelation.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker”

Cinezine Kane

“Enchanting…Beyond the Bolex is both industrial history and the personal story of the Bolsey family. It is also, in a way, a fascinating detective story as Alyssa Bolsey unravels the enigma of a man she never knew but with whom she shares a deep love for the beauty of...

SF Weekly

“For cinematic gearheads, the true gem is Alyssa Bolsey’s Beyond the Bolex, in which she investigates the life of her grandfather Jacques, inventor of what some people have called the greatest camera ever.” – SFWeekly


“A wonderful new documentary film…I urge anyone who loves filmmaking, cameras and personal histories to see the film.” – IndiePlex

CBS News

One of “the most notable and recommended” films at DOC NYC…“Beyond the Bolex is, yes, a film history about how a sturdy 16mm camera introduced in the 1920s revolutionized filmmaking for both amateurs and professionals, but it’s also a detective story.”...

Hammer to Nail

“It all comes together in a fascinating mix, making of Beyond the Bolex not only a great biopic, but also a marvelous celebration of the art of cinema, as well.” –  Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail