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. Her subsequent illustrious 20-year career saw her build her own studio and as write, direct, or produce over 1,000 films - after which she was veritably erased from history. Until now.
Directed by Pamela B. Green, and narrated by Jodie Foster.
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