Be Natural: The untold story of alice Guy-Blaché
“A timely contribution to the conversation about the challenges facing women
filmmakers…someone who really should be better known by now.”
~ the Hollywood reporter
About the FILM…
(103 min. / directed by Pamela B. Green / NR)
When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production a year later, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films — after which she was veritably erased from history. Until now….