Doco of the Month: Be Natural – The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
Join us for the latest in documentary filmmaking. We’ll be celebrating diverse voices and intriguing personalities, uncovering truths from the exciting to the uncomfortable, and – most importantly – sharing real stories from Australia and around the world.
Both a tribute film and a detective story narrated by Jodie Foster, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché traces the circumstances which led to the prolific and pioneering filmmaker being overlooked in cinema history.
Guy- Blaché was active in France from the late 19th Century. She was the first woman to direct a film and not only founded a successful film company, but directed, produced or supervised around 1,000 films – many of them sadly lost to cinema history.
The documentary will be preceded by a 16mm short film from the NFSA collection, directed by Guy-Blaché: Matrimony’s Speed Limit (1913).
‘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 Hollywood
‘A timely contribution to the conversation about the challenges facing women filmmakers… someone who really should be better known by now’ – The Hollywood Reporter
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