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The Fog of Truth: Close-Up on Documentaries

Oct 9, 2019

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