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Screening / Q&A – Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

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Annenberg Space for Photography

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Join us for a screening of Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, followed by a Q&A with Pamela B. Green and Joan Simon.

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In recent years, Hollywood has come under scrutiny for its unequal representation of women and minorities in film, with the #MeToo movement revealing the problematic and systemic power structure that women have long struggled against to establish their careers. But, even 20 years ago, 100 female filmmakers gathered at the Miramar Summit to discuss and commit to the idea of 50/50 representation behind the camera. Yet, this year’s Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations failed to include a single female director – again. This makes the story of Alice Guy-Blaché even more remarkable.

In 1894, at the age of 21, Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer, making films before Hollywood was even Hollywood. By 1896, Guy-Blaché was made head of production at Gaumont, where she began directing films. In 1910 with her husband, she moved from Paris to Flushing, New York then to Fort Lee, New Jersey where she founded her own company, Solax. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. Pamela B. Green’s documentary, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché – narrated by Jodie Foster – 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. Immediately after this screening, director Green and co-writer Joan Simon will be present to answer questions from the audience.

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