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
Alice Guy-Blaché

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.



Awards

  • Nominee – 2021 Peabody Awards

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. 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 visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

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

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2021 at 2:49pm
RT' @cinema_strikes': #NowWatching Wife of a Spy (2020) - Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest is an atypical wartime thriller/marital drama. Yu Aoi and…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2021 at 1:10pm
“Yu Aoi’s performance is a celebration of the cathartic possibilities of melodrama as she emphatically yells, cries…' https://t.co/7wSSh6DHPS'
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2021 at 11:00am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on Blu-ray! Brand New 4K Master! The Horse Soldiers (1959) Starring John Wayne, William Holden & Constanc…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2021 at 10:32am
“There is no new wave, only the sea.” – Claude Chabrol (1930-2010) We just released BLUEBEARD (1963) and BLUE PANT…' https://t.co/PgCTcKzKl7'
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2021 at 10:18am
RT' @TrailersFromHel': The sketch anthology “Amazon Women on the Moon,” from the minds of TFH Gurus' @joe_dante' & John Landis plus a host of o…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 18 2021 at 3:00pm
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': 🩰🎬 IN BALANCHINE'S CLASSROOM is a Critic's Pick in the New York Times! 🏆 Now playing in NYC at' @filmforumnyc' and in se…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 18 2021 at 3:00pm
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM “explores some essential truths — about art, about life, about the endless pursuit of both.”…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 18 2021 at 2:54pm
RT' @Carlos_Film': Today IDENTIFYING FEATURES (Sin señas particulares) is screening on the big screen in LA at' @holamexicoff' at the Regal Dow…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 18 2021 at 12:15pm
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s WIFE OF A SPY is co-written by Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car, Happy Hour) and stars 2021…' https://t.co/2B34J3Dzrj'
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 18 2021 at 11:00am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon! Golden Earrings (1947) Starring Marlene Dietrich & Ray Milland – Shot by Daniel L. Fapp (The Great Escap…
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