Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache

Narrated by Jodie Foster, Pamela B. Green’s insightful documentary rewrites film history, revealing for the first time the life of cinema’s first female director/screenwriter/producer/studio owner Alice Guy-Blaché.

Over the span of her career Alice Guy-Blaché wrote, produced or directed 1,000 films, including 150 with synchronised sound during the ‘silent’ era. Her work includes comedies, westerns and dramas, as well as films with ground-breaking subject matter such as child abuse, immigration, Planned Parenthood, and female empowerment. She also etched a place in history by making the earliest known surviving narrative film with an all-black cast. Amazingly, Green discovered rare footage of televised interviews and long archived audio interviews which can be heard for the first time.

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE affords Alice Guy-Blaché to tell her own fascinating story.

Some French language, English subtitles

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

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Rating G
Genre Documentary
Running Time 103
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