Alexis Krasilovsky

After studying film history at Yale University, Alexis Krasilovsky embarked on a career as an independent filmmaker and holographer. Krasilovsky was the first to include the film techniques of zooming and dissolving in a motion picture hologram, Created and Consumed by Light (1975). Her pro-choice hologram, Childbirth Dream, was exhibited at the Georges Pompidou Center and other museums and festivals here and abroad. She later received an MFA in Vilm/Video Graphics from California Institute of the Arts. As head of her own production company - Rafael Film, LLC - Krasilovsky has written, directed and produced numerous documentaries, video-poems and art films, including End of the World, Exile, What Memphis Needs and Blood. Her global documentary feature, Women Behind the Camera (and the shorter version, Shooting Women - both at, won five Best Documentary awards, as well as a Tribute Award "for achievement in independent cinema" from the San Francisco Women's Film Festival and a lifetime achievement award from the Gdansk DocFilm Festival. (

Meeting other filmmakers at festivals around the world that have screened her work compelled Krasilovsky to think transitionally and transculturally, addressing the perils and pleasures of pastry in Let Them Eat Cake with the help of co-producers and unit producers from Bangladesh, France, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, the Republic of Guinea, Turkey and other countries. (

Alexis Krasilovsky is Professor in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge, where she has taught film production, screenwriting and media theory and criticism. She is the co-author of the book "Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World" (Intellect Books / U Chicago Press, 2015) and author of "Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling" (Routledge: NY/London 2018), as well as author (under the pseudonym Alexis Rafael) of the novel "Sex and the Cyborg Goddess," a portrait of a filmmaker as a young woman. Krasilovsky is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, the International Documentary Association, Women in Film, and the Writers Guild of America/West.

The following DVDs are available in a limited edition signed by the filmmaker.

End of the Art World $75 Home Use.$275 Institutional Price

Blood $50 Home Use $275 Instutional Price

Mr. Boogie Woogie $75 Home Use.$200 Institutional Price

Beale Street $245 Institutional Price $50 Home Use.
Exile $245 Institutional Price

Epicenter U. $65 Home Use. $245 Institutional Price

Some Women Writers Kill Themselves: Selected Videopoems and Poems by Alexis Krasilovsky $75 Home Use. $275 Institutional Price

Credit for photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. in "Beale Street": Ernest Withers