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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)

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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alice Guy ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Abel Richard Abel ... Self
Marc Abraham ... Self
Stephanie Allain ... Self
Gillian Armstrong ... Self
John Bailey ... Self
Cari Beauchamp ... Self
Lake Bell ... Self
Peter Billingsley ... Self
James Bobin ... Self
Peter Bogdanovich ... Self
Serge Bromberg ... Self
Kevin Brownlow Kevin Brownlow ... Self
Jon M. Chu ... Self
Claire Clouzot Claire Clouzot ... Self
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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.

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She saw the future through the Camera Lens

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,237, 21 April 2019

Gross USA:

$115,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,183
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Bob Channing: If it wasn't for people like you, she'd just remain buried.
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References The Drunken Mattress (1906) See more »

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Reclaiming an important legacy
22 June 2019 | by puckamoSee all my reviews

The director spent a decade of her life gathering evidence that Alice Guy-Blache was one of the founders of cinema, on the same level as the Lumiere Brothers, Georges Melies and Thomas Edison, and the case she makes is completely convincing. This film should be seen by everyone interested in movie history.


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