"Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache" is opening at the Worldwide Women's Film Festival on Feb. 7.
Synopsis: When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production a year later, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films—after which she was veritably erased from history. Until now. Directed by Pamela B. Green, the film is narrated by Jodie Foster.
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