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*Film screens at select show times each day April 19-April 25. Check website for details*
BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ is opening at the Laemmle Monica Film Center this Friday with special Q&A’s with director Pamela B. Green, Kathy Bates, Kiernan Shipka, Catherine Hardwicke and more.
When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production a year later, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films—after which she was veritably erased from history. Until now…. Directed by Pamela B. Green, the film is narrated by Jodie Foster.
Be Natural premiered at the Cannes, Telluride, New York, Deauville and London Film Festivals in 2018.