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Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blanché (PG)

Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970




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Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blanché (PG)

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Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blanché (PG)

Dir. Pamela Green
2019 | 103 mins | USA
Language: English and French


  • Tue 11 Feb: 6.30pm + Reclaim The Frame Screening
  • Wed 12 Feb: 5.40pm


  • £8* – Standard
  • £5* – Student / Under 25
  • £21* – 3 film tickets for £21

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. They started in Flushing and moved to a bigger facility in Fort Lee, New Jersey. 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. 

Pamela B. Green’s 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.

Reclaim The Frame Screening

On Tue 11 Feb, the film will be introduced by Professor Helen Hanson from University of Exeter. Helen is Associate Professor in Film History at the University of Exeter. Helen is currently Academic Director of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum


Triple F-Rated:
Directed by a woman, written by a woman and starring a significant woman. 

F-Rating is a new rating for films directed by women, written by women and/or with significant female characters on screen, in their own right. Find out more here >>


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