Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Year: 2018
Country: USA
Director: Pamela B. Green
Narrated by: Jodie Foster
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 102 min.
Age: 16+
Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché 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.

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…. 

The film is narrated by Jodie Foster.

Awards & Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival – participation 
BFI London Film Festival – participation 
New York Film Festival – participation
Critics' Choice Documentary Award nomination – Best First Documentary Feature
Clio Award – Sliver Clio Entertainment Award Theatrical: Audio/Visual Technique 

Available online

Language: English, French; Russian subtitles