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Purchase tickets to streamBeyond the Bolex,
in which filmmaker Alyssa Bolsey pieces together the epic story of
her great-grandfather Jacques Bolsey, a 1920s immigrant inventor who
aimed to disrupt the early film industry with a motion picture camera
for the masses: the iconic Bolex.
Featuring interviews with Jonas Mekas and other renowned
filmmakers, this film delves into Jacques's personal diary, film
reels, and collected images in order to understand the man and his
impact on generations of filmmakers.
This virtual film screening is presented in conjunction
with the exhibition Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running.
Tickets: $12 General; $10 Jewish Museum members
This program has been funded by a generous donation
endowment from the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation.
Viewing can occur any time during the virtual screening
window and includes a virtual conversation with Director/Producer
Alyssa Bolsey and Aviva Weintraub, Director of the New York Jewish
Public programs are made possible,
in part, through public funds from the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and the New York
State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul
and the New York State Legislature.