Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
USA, Feature Documentary, 2018, 103 min
Narrated by Jodie FosterParis-born Alice Guy-Blaché was the world's first female film director. Before she pioneered the narrative film in 1894, movies were documentaries. She introduced dancing girls and romantic comedies. She wrote or produced more than 1,000 films, including some 150 with synchronized sound. She founded one of the first film studios in the US, but her success and accomplishments have been shockingly neglected for more than a century. Even worse, film historians have misattributed many of her greatest films to men. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film is a thrilling detective story, tracing how this brilliant founding artist was nearly erased from history and beginning Guy-Blaché’s reclamation. Subtitled.
Directed by Pamela B. GreenBoulder Premiere