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. A Russian 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.
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Section:Behind the Scenes
Themes:Films on FilmScience/TechnologyWomen Directors
Producer: Alyssa Bolsey, Camilo Lara Jr., Werner Schweizer, Nicolas Wadimoff; EPs Sarah George, Diana Holtzberg
Cinematographer: Camilo Lara Jr., Joseph Areddy
Editor: Carlos David Rivera, Alyssa Bolsey
Music: Corey Wallace
Running Time: 91
Language: English, French
Country: USA, Switzerland