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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché aims an overdue spotlight on a cinematic innovator's career, with the added benefit of absorbing historical context.

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A documentary searching for Alice Guy-Blaché, who at 23 was the first female director, became a powerful figure in film, then vanished.

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Jodie Foster
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All Critics (86) | Top Critics (19)

It's the awkward editing, superfluous celebrity interviews, and an emphasis on the search for inconsequential facts that obscure what should be its focus - Guy-Blaché's formidable talent.

March 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Cineastes, film nerds and feminists alike will be gripped by this documentary portrait of Alice Guy-Blaché. Who? That's the point.

January 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A playful but ardent documentary tribute to Guy Blaché, a film-maker fully deserving the overworked title of pioneer.

January 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[A] hectic, garrulous, fascinating documentary...

January 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The ingrained sexism it highlights could form the basis of several sequels.

January 14, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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It definitely piques your interest about her work.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…

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