A documentary searching for Alice Guy-Blaché, the first female director, became a powerful figure in film, then vanished.
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 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten.
Saturday, April 20; 3:30pm
Thursday, April 25: 8:30pm
Sunday, April 28: 2:15pm
Thursday, May 2: 6:00pm
“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.” …Full Review
“She was incredibly innovative, and it’s a shame that for all the work she did, she died in relative obscurity.” …Full Review
“‘Be Natural’, the documentary about the first female director, may be the best film in Cannes.” …Full Review
103 minutes / NR
$7 Adult, $6 Child/Student/Senior