Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache

Documentaries
Director: Pamela B Green 2018 103 Minutes All ages
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache Sun 06 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 103mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache Thu 10 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:45am 103mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Alice Guy-Blaché, a prolific trailblazer of early cinema unfairly ignored by film history, has her groundbreaking life story told in this revealing documentary narrated by Jodie Foster.

Present at the very beginning of cinema, Alice Guy-Blaché carved out a 20-year career as a filmmaker, writing,  directing and producing hundreds of films at her own production company, Solax. In a maledominated industry, Guy-Blaché’s work explored class, race and societal norms from a distinctly feminine perspective.

Despite her achievements, by 1919 her career had come to an abrupt end and her work was omitted from many history books. Featuring interviews with Geena Davis, Diablo Cody, Gillian Armstrong, Julie Delpy and the late
Agnès Varda.

Details

Year:2018
Classification:All ages
Country:USA
Language:English and French, with English subtitles
Director:Pamela B Green
Producer:Robert Redford, Pamela B Green, Hugh Hefner, Geralyn White Dreyfous
Cast:Jodie Foster
Script:Pamela B Green, Joan Simon
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:The Backlot Films