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 including Jonas Mekas, Alyssa uncovers Jacques' dramatic life story and his impact on generations of people.
5 – 7 PM
Join us for a workshop that explores the work of renowned artist Marc Chagall, the subject of several previous exhibitions at the Jewish Museum. Hear from Bella Meyer, art historian and the granddaughter of the artist. Following the presentation, engage in close looking at works of art by Marc Chagall with a Jewish Museum educator.