Show Notes

Joining us this week is documentarian Anuradha Rana?? Associate Professor, School of Cinematic Arts, DePaul University ? as we discuss Alexandre O. Philippe?s Memory: The Origins of Alien?and interview director Alyssa Bolsey and cinematographer Camilo Lara of Beyond the Bolex. Both films deal, albeit in very different ways, with behind-the-scenes looks at the art of filmmaking. From blood-curdling chest-bursting scenes to the perfect windup, rotating-lens-turret camera, we?ve got you covered.

Group Review Documentary:

MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN (Alexandre O. Philippe, 2019)

Now playing in theaters and on demand

Film Featured in Interview Portion:

BEYOND THE BOLEX (Alyssa Bolsey, 2019)

Currently playing in festivals

Other Films and Sites Mentioned:


Links to review and interview by Christopher Llewellyn Reed:



  • 00:37 ? Intro
  • 05:58 ? Group Discussion of MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN
  • 19:43 ? Chris interviews Alyssa Bolsey and Camilo Lara of BEYOND THE BOLEX
  • 39:21 ? Doc Talk



Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS (thanks to Christopher Ernst)

Editing and shownotes by Christopher Llewellyn Reed