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Presented by the OMJCC and National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance

Documentary & Discussions: “Beyond the Bolex”  on Sunday, May 1 from 4-6pm (ET)  on Zoom 

In the 1920s Jewish 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 uncovers Jacques' dramatic life story and his impact on generations of people. 

Take a front row seat at your computer and join James Sokol to watch this interesting documentary, then stay for our exclusive discussion with filmmaker Alyssa Bolsey, great-granddaughter of Jacques Bolsey. Guests are welcome to submit their questions via Zoom’s chat. 

🎫 Purchase tickets here. Early bird ends 4/28.