Be Natural weaves together multitude of stories about pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché. The first is who she is, the first women director and producer, and someone who helped developed cinema’s language. The second is why we haven’t heard about her, the personal and social reasons that have obscured Alice’s centrality to film’s history.
This is also director Pamela B. Green’s story. Framing our discovery of Alice Guy-Blaché is Green’s own story of her bafflement and outrage at encountering her ignorance of Alice’s trailblazing life, which leads to Green’s detective work across Europe and the USA as she reaches out to filmmakers, historians and Guy-Blaché’s family to discover why Alice left the film industry, what happened to her films, and what happened to her reputation. Kinectly filmed, full of energy and vitality, Be Natural brings to life both Alice and early cinema.