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BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE
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Monday, Mar 18, 2019 8:45 PM
A tribute and a detective story, narrated by Jodie Foster, that traces the life of pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache, who began directing films in 1884 at the age of 21 and then faded from memory when she, and the 1000 films that bore her name, were largely forgotten.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50

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"A detective story wrapped up as a biopic, had me in tears by the time it ended. A stirring document of an amazing filmmaker!"
- Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood

"A timey contribution to the conversation about the challenges facing women filmmakers, someone who really should be better known by now." - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, New York Film Festival

Alice Guy-Blache 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-Blache'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. Narrated by Jodie Foster.