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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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Pamela B. Green
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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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Bob Channing: If it wasn't for people like you, she'd just remain buried.
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References Falling Leaves (1912) See more »

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Documents this brilliant woman's career, as well as the difficulties overcame in researching her lost work
30 November 2018 | by crispinrosenkranzSee all my reviews

Just an amazing documentary with hilarious and wonderful surprises all through it. Amazing research and use of archival film. There is one point where they show a walking tour of the film locations in Paris from Alice Guy-Blache's films and superimpose the 100+ year old films over the streets in modern day. Never seen that effect used quite that way. It shows the documentarians share their subject's inventiveness. All the interviews with the film academic community, the film archivist community, as well as working directors and actors really paint a picture of a true pioneer. This woman was there at the very beginning, inventing the art form and the business model. A real history lesson as well, as it takes you through the industry's changes as the world went through two World Wars. You forget that it is Jodie Foster narrating because the subject is so interesting. A real labor of love, I can tell a lot of people gave their time to remembering Alice Guy-Blache.


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USA

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English | French

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,237, 21 April 2019

Gross USA:

$115,804

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,189
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