WiFF 2019: BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ

| 2018 | 103 minutes | | ,
Directed by Pamela B. Green

Friday October 25, 2019, 7:30 PM

SPECIAL EVENT

$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Pamela B. Green

Narrated by Jodie Foster

Director Pamela Green will join us via Skype after the film for a discussion!

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.

"A frustrating story, but also an exhilarating one, in that Guy-Blaché's work is deserving and we're finally finding out about it." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Pamela B. Green's documentary operates as an archival treasure hunt as well as a tribute to film preservation the world over." - Chicago Tribune

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