Be Natural does nothing less than demand a complete reexamination of early film history.
— Leonard Maltin
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché is a timely, exhilarating rediscovery of a forgotten woman. Guy-Blaché, who made her initial film in 1896 Paris, was not only the first female filmmaker but one of the first directors to make a narrative film. Be Natural follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production at Gaumont a mere year later, and then her career in France and the United States as a writer, director, and producer of 1,000 films, both feature-length and shorts, as well as the founder of her own studio. An earlier cut of the film premiered to an enthusiastic reception at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and it subsequently played the Telluride, New York, Deauville, and BFI London film festivals.
Directed by Pamela B. Green.