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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Opens at New York’s IFC Center on April 26, 2019!


Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, directed by Pamela B. Green, opens at New York’s IFC Center on Friday, April 26, 2019!

Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning – in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910 – they started in Flushing and moved to a bigger facility in Fort Lee, New Jersey. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and she and the 1,000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten.

Pamela B. Green’s energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Narration by Jodie Foster. — New York Film Festival.”

For more information, click here.

To keep track of domestic and international screenings of Be Natural, visit the film’s website.

Trailer for Be Natural

Recent press:

‘Be Natural’ Review: Rescuing Alice Guy Blaché, a Film Pioneer, From Oblivion” (NY Times)

A Century Late, a Giant of Early Cinema Gets Her Closeup” (NY Times)