Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché


1h 43m 2018
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Brief Synopsis

Pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache began her career in the late 1800s in France, and directed, wrote or produced over 1,000 films. She founded one of the first film studios in the United States. She created over 150 of the first films with synchronized sound. Yet her importance in the history of cinema has been largely ignored. Contemporary filmmakers and film historians including Catherine Hardwicke, Joan Simon, Kevin Brownlow, Claire Clouzot and Serge Bromberg discuss the significance of her innovations and accomplishments.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2018
Distribution Company
Zeitgeist Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache began her career in the late 1800s in France, and directed, wrote or produced over 1,000 films. She founded one of the first film studios in the United States. She created over 150 of the first films with synchronized sound. Yet her importance in the history of cinema has been largely ignored. Contemporary filmmakers and film historians including Catherine Hardwicke, Joan Simon, Kevin Brownlow, Claire Clouzot and Serge Bromberg discuss the significance of her innovations and accomplishments.

Cast

Kathleen Turner

Herself

Abi Morgan

Herself

Roland-francois Lack

Himself

Mark Romanek

Himself

Glenn Myrent

Himself

Deborah Nadoolman

Herself

Anand Tucker

Himself

Diablo Cody

Herself

Pamela Green

Herself

Jean-michel Frodon

Himself

Marquise Lepage

Herself

Joan Simon

Herself

Peter Farrelly

Himself

Elsie Fisher

Herself

Dino Everett

Himself

Julie Taymor

Herself

Anne Fontaine

Herself

Janeane Garofalo

Herself

Jan-christopher Horak

Himself

Evan Rachel Wood

Herself

Ben Kingsley

Himself

Gigi Pritzker

Herself

Steven John Ross

Himself

Judith F. Dolkart

Herself

Lena Herzog

Herself

Gillian Armstrong

Herself

Wayne Kramer

Himself

Walter Murch

Himself

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura

Himself

Naum Kleiman

Himself

Cecile Starr

Herself

Bob Channing

Himself

Claire Clouzot

Herself

James Bobin

Himself

Tacita Dean

Herself

Serge Bromberg

Himself

Gale Anne Hurd

Herself

Liz Goldwyn

Herself

Elif Rongen Kaynakci

Herself

Michelle Pin Seymour

Herself

Carey Williams

Himself

Anthony Slide

Himself

Bobby Cohen

Himself

David Crosthwait

Himself

Peter Bogdanovich

Himself

Marc Wanamaker

Himself

Jonathan Glickman

Himself

Richard Koszarski

Himself

Andy Samberg

Himself

Pierre-william Glenn

Himself

Geena Davis

Herself

Catherine Hardwicke

Herself

Mark A. Stetson

Himself

Susannah Constantine

Herself

Maxine Haleff

Herself

Tom Meyer

Himself

Valerie Steele

Herself

Cheryl Hines

Herself

Julie Delpy

Herself

Jon Wilkman

Himself

Terry Lawler

Himself

Terilyn A. Shropshire

Herself

Tom Meyers

Himself

Marjane Satrapi

Herself

Kevin Macdonald

Himself

Kim Tomadjoglou

Herself

Drake Stutesman

Himself

Alan Williams

Himself

Lake Bell

Herself

Patty Jenkins

Herself

Bryony Dixon

Herself

Brian R. Jacobson

Himself

Vanessa Schwartz

Herself

Kevin Brownlow

Himself

Peter Billingsley

Himself

Peter Decherney

Himself

Caitlin Seymour

Herself

Tom Gunning

Himself

Anne Fletcher

Herself

Kevin Stitt

Himself

Ava Duvernay

Herself

Patricia Riggen

Herself

Neil Hunt

Himself

Jackie Casner

Herself

Senator Loretta Weinberg

Herself

Marc Abraham

Himself

Anastasia Masaro

Herself

Murray Glass

Himself

Howard Cohen

Himself

Jodie Foster

Narrator

John Bailey

Himself

Stephanie Allain

Herself

Tatiana Page-relo

Herself

Gary Mairs

Himself

Christophe Dupin

Himself

Cari Beauchamp

Herself

Michel Hazanavicius

Himself

Agnes Varda

Herself

Yves Gaumont

Himself

Damien Bachy

Himself

Vadim Perelman

Himself

Jon M. Chu

Himself

Cathy Osburg

Herself

Jane Gaines

Herself

Henry Jenkins

Himself

Alison Mcmahan

Herself

Julie Anne Robinson

Herself

Floria Sigismondi

Herself

Sophie Saudrais

Herself

Crew

Richard Abel

Other

Marc Abraham

Other

Peter G Adams

Music

Stephanie Allain

Other

Gillian Armstrong

Other

Damien Bachy

Other

John Bailey

Other

Cari Beauchamp

Other

Lake Bell

Other

Peter Billingsley

Other

James Bobin

Other

Peter Bogdanovich

Other

Serge Bromberg

Other

Kevin Brownlow

Other

Jackie Casner

Other

Bob Channing

Other

Jon M. Chu

Other

Claire Clouzot

Other

Diablo Cody

Other

Bobby Cohen

Other

Howard Cohen

Other

Susannah Constantine

Other

David Crosthwait

Other

Geena Davis

Other

Tacita Dean

Other

Peter Decherney

Other

Julie Delpy

Other

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura

Other

Bryony Dixon

Other

Judith F. Dolkart

Other

Geralyn Dreyfous

Executive Producer

Christophe Dupin

Other

Ava Duvernay

Other

Dino Everett

Other

Peter Farrelly

Other

Elsie Fisher

Other

Anne Fletcher

Other

Anne Fontaine

Other

Jodie Foster

Executive Producer

Jean-michel Frodon

Other

Jane Gaines

Other

Janeane Garofalo

Other

Yves Gaumont

Other

Murray Glass

Other

Pierre-william Glenn

Other

Jonathan Glickman

Other

Liz Goldwyn

Other

Pamela Green

Producer

Pamela Green

Editor

Pamela Green

Other

Pamela Green

Writer

Tom Gunning

Other

Maxine Haleff

Other

Catherine Hardwicke

Other

Michel Hazanavicius

Other

Hugh M Hefner

Executive Producer

Gerald Herman

Co-Executive Producer

Lena Herzog

Other

Cheryl Hines

Other

Jan-christopher Horak

Other

Neil Hunt

Other

Gale Anne Hurd

Other

Brian R. Jacobson

Other

Henry Jenkins

Other

Patty Jenkins

Other

Elif Rongen Kaynakci

Other

Ben Kingsley

Other

Naum Kleiman

Other

Richard Koszarski

Other

Wayne Kramer

Other

Roland-francois Lack

Other

Terry Lawler

Other

Marquise Lepage

Other

Cosima Littlewood

Coproducer

Kevin Macdonald

Other

Gary Mairs

Other

Anastasia Masaro

Other

Alison Mcmahan

Other

Tom Meyer

Other

Tom Meyers

Other

Gala Minasova

Coproducer

Abi Morgan

Other

Walter Murch

Other

Glenn Myrent

Other

Deborah Nadoolman

Other

Cathy Osburg

Other

Tatiana Page-relo

Other

Vadim Perelman

Other

Gigi Pritzker

Other

John Ptak

Executive Producer

Robert Redford

Executive Producer

Patricia Riggen

Other

Julie Anne Robinson

Other

Mark Romanek

Other

Steven John Ross

Other

Andy Samberg

Other

Marjane Satrapi

Other

Sophie Saudrais

Other

Vanessa Schwartz

Other

Regina Kulik Scully

Executive Producer

Caitlin Seymour

Other

Michelle Pin Seymour

Other

Terilyn A. Shropshire

Other

Floria Sigismondi

Other

Joan Simon

Other

Joan Simon

Writer

Joan Simon

Co-Executive Producer

Anthony Slide

Other

Cecile Starr

Other

Valerie Steele

Other

Mark A. Stetson

Other

Diane Stewart

Co-Executive Producer

Kevin Stitt

Other

Drake Stutesman

Other

Julie Taymor

Other

Kim Tomadjoglou

Other

Anand Tucker

Other

Kathleen Turner

Other

Jarik Van Sluijs

Co-Director

Agnes Varda

Other

Marc Wanamaker

Other

Senator Loretta Weinberg

Other

Jon Wilkman

Other

Alan Williams

Other

Carey Williams

Other

Jamie Wolf

Executive Producer

Evan Rachel Wood

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2018
Distribution Company
Zeitgeist Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia