Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché 2018 All ages

10.30AM Sun 6 Oct 2019 (1hr 43mins)
GOMA | Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

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 male-dominated 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.

CREDITS

103 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: PAMELA B GREEN / SCRIPTWRITERS: PAMELA B GREEN, JOAN SIMON / PRODUCERS: ROBERT REDFORD, PAMELA B GREEN, HUGH HEFNER, GERALYN WHITE DREYFOUS / CAST: JODIE FOSTER / RIGHTS: ZEITGEIST FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP