Beyond the Bolex

World Premiere Virtual Fundraiser Screening of Beyond the Bolex

Expired December 12, 2022 7:59 AM
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What's Next For The Film?

We began by entering "Beyond the Bolex" in festivals worldwide. We are now raising funds for our general release and outreach campaign, and by joining us for this screening of "Beyond the Bolex", you will be helping us bring the film to a wider audience. If you would like to help us further, your donations are greatly appreciated!

About The Film

In the early 1920’s inventor Jacques Bolsey aimed to disrupt the film industry with a motion picture camera for the masses: the iconic Bolex. But little was known about the immigrant inventor until his great-granddaughter uncovers his forgotten family archive and embarks on a journey to reveal his epic story.

Conversation with the Director

Your ticket includes a Q & A with Director/Producer, Alyssa Bolsey moderated by American Society of Cinematographers Associate Members and Owners of PRO8mm, Phil and Rhonda Vigeant. With your ticket confirmation, there will be a link to a questionnaire where you can submit questions for the Q & A and Alyssa will try to get to as many questions as possible. The link to the recorded Q & A will be emailed to all ticket holders a few days after the screening window is closed. 


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Reviews Of Beyond The Bolex

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

"…marvelous celebration of the art of cinema…” – Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

…an immigrant story…speaks to the film’s timeliness…” – Solzy at the Movies

Meet Our Sponsor/Host - Pro8mm

The mission at Pro8mm

To raise the collective consciousness as to the archival value of shooting and preserving content created on real film while promoting the artistic and creative reasons for doing so. Pro8mm is committed to creating products and services for content creators that exceed client expectations. Services are accessible, sustainable, and educational for our community for filmmakers, families and archivists who work with super 8 and 16mm film.These films require special care and a standard of best practices for how this material should be digitized and how to create a proper archive for the original material. Since 1972, Pro8mm (formerly Super8Sound) has served the needs of filmmakers and archivists by building a community and one-stop shop of resources, elevating these traditional formats to their highest possibility in a digital world.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States, Switzerland
  • Rating
  • Director
    Alyssa Bolsey
  • Screenwriter
    Alyssa Bolsey, Tchavdar Georgiev
  • Producer
    Alyssa Bolsey, Camilo Lara Jr., Werner Schweizer, Nicolas Wadimoff
  • Executive Producer
    Sarah George, Diana Holtzberg
  • Cast
    Jacques Bolsey, Wim Wenders, Carole Bolsey, Barbara Hammer, Jonas Mekas, Joel Schlemowitz, Dave Alex Riddett, Bruce Brown, Collin Hanney, John Kaasa, Andre Sogliuzzo, Michel Bolsey, Robin Bolsey, Laureen Williams
  • Cinematographer
    Camilo Lara Jr., Joseph Areddy
  • Editor
    Carlos David Rivera, Alyssa Bolsey, Julie Janata, Vincent Pluss
  • Composer
    Corey Wallace