Be Natural

Uncovering the story of the first woman film director

2018 | Running Time: 120 minutes | Rating: NR

Alice Guy-Blaché is one of early cinema’s greatest pioneers and the first woman film director. Her contributions to film, however, have been shockingly neglected over the years. The director, screenwriter, producer, studio head and studio owner wrote or produced over 1,000 films, working in both France and America. Uncovering the story of this groundbreaking filmmaker, director Pamela B. Green questions why Guy-Blache’s legacy has been marginalized, contextualizing the silent film innovator’s biography within the contemporary quest for gender equality in cinema, including interviews with Jodie Foster, Diablo Cody, Agnes Varda and many more. BE NATURAL premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Director/Producer: Pamela Green; Executive Producer: Geralyn White Dreyfous, Jodie Foster, Hugh Hefner, John Ptak, Robert Redford, Regina K. Scully, Jamie Wolf

Cannes Film Festival 2018: Golden Camera (nomination), Golden Eye (nomination)
Emmy Winner 2021: News and Documentary for Outstanding Research

“A scrupulously well-researched documentary about one of early cinema’s greatest pioneers and the world’s first woman filmmaker.”