Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Directed by Pamela B. Green

Year: 2019
Running Time: 103
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Shop Home Video

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Cast
Agnes Varda
Ava DuVernay
Jodie Foster
Geena Davis
Julie Taymor
Diablo Cody
Evan Rachel Wood

Crew
Directed by Pamela B. Green


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. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film 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. Narration by Jodie Foster.

Reviews

A scrupulously well-researched documentary about one of early cinema's greatest pioneers and the world's first woman filmmaker.

By the end of "Be Natural," you won't only have a clear idea of who this remarkable woman was; you may well have acquired a new taste in old movies. Critic's Pick.

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.

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Interested in bringing Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 7 2019 at 8:17pm
@NYFCOOfficial #NYFCO
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 7 2019 at 8:16pm
RT' @NYFCOOfficial': DEBUT DIRECTOR award goes to...Lila Avilés, "The Chambermaid" (Kino Lorber) ' @KinoLorber' #TheChambermaid #LilaAviles #…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 7 2019 at 8:11pm
Congratulations to' @lilaavilescine' on winning Best Debut Director from New York Film Critics Online for Mexican…' https://t.co/pBfUIRPavh'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 7 2019 at 8:08pm
RT' @dcft_thefilm': 🙏 to the good people' @kcrw'' @DocumentKCRW' for promoting; tech & front/back of house crew at rehearsal (below) & show for g…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 7 2019 at 8:08pm
RT' @CinemaTropical': Mexican filmmaker Lila Avilés voted Best Directorial Debut by New York Film Critics Online for THE CHAMBERMAID https://…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 7 2019 at 3:30pm
"It’s fascinating to see Benedetta Barzini in academic action, like an ethnographer of the patriarchy herself, brin…' https://t.co/r7ObcMoZu5'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 7 2019 at 2:02pm
RT' @DEADLINE': ‘Oliver Sacks: His Own Life’ To Head To Big Screen In Zeitgeist-Kino Lorber Deal' https://t.co/p6fk0WhGFx'' https://t.co/m2vnMSm…'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 7 2019 at 1:30pm
Mexican #Oscars submission THE CHAMBERMAID by' @lilaavilescine' is one of' @Thehighsun' of' @Slate's' top 10 films of the…' https://t.co/PfVGLDUMoq'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 7 2019 at 11:05am
Huge' @KLStudioClassic' End of the Decade sale now through December 19! Over 350 Blu-rays on sale starting at $5.99,…' https://t.co/1IdZQ3oWQb'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 6 2019 at 4:15pm
RT' @brokehorrorfan': Transylvania 6-5000 sinks its teeth into Blu-ray via' @KinoLorber':' https://t.co/Rj1H7gx5HT' '80s Jeff Goldblum remastere…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com