Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Uncovering the story of the first woman film director

2018 | Running Time: 120 minutes | Rating: NR

Alice Guy-Blache is one of early cinema’s greatest pioneers and the first woman film director. Her contributions to film, however, have been shockingly neglected over the years. The director, screenwriter, producer, studio head and studio owner wrote or produced over 1,000 films, working in both France and America. Uncovering the story of this groundbreaking filmmaker, director Pamela B. Green questions why Guy-Blache’s legacy has been marginalized, contextualizing the silent film innovator’s biography within the contemporary quest for gender equality in cinema, including interviews with Jodie Foster, Diablo Cody, Agnes Varda and many more. BE NATURAL premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Filmmaker: Pamela Green, Producer/Director

Cannes Film Festival 2018: Golden Camera/Golden Eye (nomination)


“A scrupulously well-researched documentary about one of early cinema’s greatest pioneers and the world’s first woman filmmaker.”

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Tags: Biography, Art, Gender, History