Alice Guy-Blaché Retrospective


The Main 3 Sat, Apr 13, 2019 9:15 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Festival Programs:Luminaries Tribute
Runtime:90 min
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Director:Alice Guy-Blaché


The MSPIFF Luminaries Tribute Program recognizes notable filmmakers for their contributions to the medium of filmmaking and for artistic talents that have been instrumental in promoting a higher regard for the art of film around the world.

For 2019, MSPIFF honors the life and work of pioneering French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968) with a screening of the documentary about her amazing career, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy–Blaché, and a collection of recently-restored films created by Guy-Blaché and her studio, Solax Film Company.

Film Lineup

Algie the Miner | 1912 | 10 min. | Produced by Alice Guy-Blaché | Directed by Edward Warren, Harry Shenck | Music by Liz Magnes

Two Little Rangers/The Little Rangers | 1912 | 12 min. | Produced/Directed by Alice Guy Blaché | Music by Andrew Earle Simpson

A Fool and His Money | 1912 | 11 min. | Produced/Directed by Alice Guy Blaché | Music by Carolyn Swartz

Matrimony's Speed Limit | 1913 | 14 min. | Produced/Directed by Alice Guy Blaché | Music by Liz Magnes

The Ocean Waif | 1916 | 36 min. | Produced/Directed by Alice Guy Blaché | Starring Carlyle Blackwell and Doris Kenyon

The films are provided by Kino Lorber, in partnership with the Library of Congress, as part of Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers. The films in the Pioneers collection were produced in collaboration with the world's major film archives: Academy Film Library, Archives Canada, British Film Institute, Cinémathèque de Toulouse, George Eastman Museum, Lobster Films Paris, NY WIFT Women's Film Preservation Fund, Swedish Film Institute, UCLA Film & Television Archive. Each film was mastered in 2K or 4K and meticulously restored.