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Be Natural

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“CRITIC'S PICK! TREMENDOUSLY MOVING... 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.” — New York Times
Be Natural

The untold story of Alice Guy-Blaché, 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. –New York Film Festival

“Illuminating! What starts as a biography turns into a detective thriller.” - Los Angeles Times

“A lively, entertaining and visually appealing film... Ought to be mandatory viewing for every film student and filmmaker.” - Leonard Maltin

“A timely contribution to the conversation about the challenges facing women filmmakers…someone who really should be better known by now.”Hollywood Reporter

“A detective story wrapped up as a biopic…had me in tears by the time it ended. A stirring document of an amazing filmmaker!” - Deadline