Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (DVD)

Directed by : Pamela B. Green
Available Date : 08/20/2019
Release Year : 2019
Running Time : 103
UPC : 738329239114
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Subject : Women Filmmakers, Film Studies, Women's Studies, Media & Communications
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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.... Directed by Pamela B. Green, the film is narrated by Jodie Foster.

Publish Date : 2019-07-23
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  • Pamela B. Green - Director
  • Agnes Varda - Herself
  • Ava DuVernay - Herself
  • Jodie Foster - Narrator
  • Geena Davis - Herself
  • Julie Taymor - Herself
  • Diablo Cody - Herself
  • Evan Rachel Wood - Herself
  • Alice Guy-Blaché - Herself


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

By the end of "Be Natural," you won't only have a clear idea of who this remarkable woman was; you may well have acquired a new taste in old movies. Critic's Pick.

What starts as a biography turns into a detective thriller as Green crisscrosses the globe, searching for clues as to why Guy-Blaché has been forgotten.


Nominee – 2021 Peabody Awards

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