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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)

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Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché 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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alice Guy ... Herself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Abel Richard Abel ... Himself
Marc Abraham ... Himself
Stephanie Allain ... Herself
Gillian Armstrong ... Herself
John Bailey ... Himself
Cari Beauchamp ... Herself
Lake Bell ... Herself
Peter Billingsley ... Himself
James Bobin ... Himself
Serge Bromberg ... Himself
Kevin Brownlow Kevin Brownlow
Jon M. Chu ... Himself
Diablo Cody ... Herself
Bobby Cohen Bobby Cohen ... Himself
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Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché 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.

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She saw the future through the Camera Lens

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Be Natural: A História não Contada da Primeira Cineasta do Mundo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,237, 21 April 2019

Gross USA:

$103,351

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,495
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Quotes

Bob Channing: If it wasn't for people like you, she'd just remain buried.
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References The Drunken Mattress (1906) See more »

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Insightful & highly surprising story of Ms Guy-Bache
12 October 2018 | by annabellegaubertiSee all my reviews

I watched that film during the BFI film festival and the director Pamela B Green graced us with a Q&A at the end. This documentary is a formidable labour of love, extraordinarily documented and thorough, on the life and career of the first film director who ... happened to be a woman! Alice Guy-Bache! Terrific documentary, although it was so fast-paced that I felt dizzy at times! A must watch!


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