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Northwest Film Centre Presents
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
July 12-14, 2019
All Ages | Friday & Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. | $5-$10
More info + See Film Times at nwfilm.org
1219 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205
When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production a year later, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films—after which she was veritably erased from history. Until now…. Directed by Pamela B. Green, the film is narrated by Jodie Foster.