Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Plus her short film: ‘Algie, the Miner’

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

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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. 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. This 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. Narration by Jodie Foster. 113m

Algie, the Miner (1912) -
Algie Allmore has one year to prove he's a man in order to wed Harry Lyons' daughter. 10m