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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché is a movie starring Alice Guy, Richard Abel, and Marc Abraham. Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché is both a tribute and a detective story,...

Other Titles
Ensimmäinen nainen: Alice Guy-Blaché, Sé Natural: La vida de Alice Guy-Blaché - La primer cineasta del mundo, Bądź sobą, czyli nieopowiedziana historia Alice Guy-Blaché, Be Natural, l'histoire inédite d'Alice Guy-Blaché, Sé natural: la historia no explicada de Alice Guy-Blaché, Första kvinnan: Alice Guy-Blaché, Be Natural: A História não Contada da Primeira Cineasta do Mundo
Running Time
1 hours 43 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Pamela B. Green
Writer
Pamela B. Green, Joan Simon
Actors
Marc Abraham, Alice Guy, Stephanie Allain, Richard Abel
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.

Comments about documentary «Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché» (14)

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Rose Meyer

I was fascinated to watch the documentary for a number of reasons. First of all, I've been in the business for over 30 years. Second, I've seen so many people in the business and have seen them and their families change over the years. I've been through all kinds of businesses and this documentary shows that even those who are best at one thing cannot do it well. The documentary gives insight to the family and shows how they are so much more than just a business. And finally, I really enjoyed the interviews and the way they were put together. It was a great documentary.

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Kathryn R.

After viewing this documentary, I had to watch the original film again. This film was not about the real Alice, but the character of Alice and the documentary just didn't show that well. The movie was a little too long, but it was well done. I think the director tried to show more than the original film. Overall, I really liked this documentary. I think it's a good idea to show the original film.

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Mark B.

This is a wonderful film. It is beautiful and the story is incredible. It is great to see the real Alice-Guy-Blaché family. This film gives us the information about the real Alice-Guy-Blaché family, it gives us an insight into the life of the Alice-Guy-Blaché family, and it gives us the information about the real Alice-Guy-Blaché character and her family. We also get to see the real Alice-Guy-Blaché story from the eyes of the real Alice-Guy-Blaché family. This film is amazing. I highly recommend this film.

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Helen

This documentary is an absolute must-see for anyone who has ever had a close relationship with a child. It is a must for anyone who has ever been a parent. And anyone who wants to make the best of a child, a daughter or son, a brother or sister. It is an excellent film, especially for those who have children. It makes you think about your own life and how you could have done things differently. It is a must for anyone who wants to make the best of the experience of raising a child. You will never know how you would have reacted differently had you been a parent. This film is the true story of Alice Guy-Blaché. She was a brave, loving, compassionate woman who grew up in the poverty of the Mississippi Delta. When she was a child, her father died. Her mother was unable to care for her daughter. So she took care of her daughter by herself. Her mother was known as a bad mother, so she became the focus of many people's scorn. Many people didn't like her for this. But she was an artist and she loved to create. And she loved her daughter. She never wanted to hurt her daughter, even though she had to live in the most dangerous area in the country. The thing that has haunted her throughout her life is that her daughter was not loved. This is a true story, and it is an amazing story. This documentary is the story of a mother who went against the laws of the land to protect her daughter. She became the subject of scorn and criticism, but she lived her life the way she wanted to live. It is a story of courage. She overcame poverty and prejudice. She faced tragedy and it changed her. She gave up her talent and all her life she was determined to make her daughter happy. This is a must-see for anyone who is a parent, or someone who has ever had a child.

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Virginia N.

This is a brilliant documentary, well worth watching. It is based on the true story of Alice Guy-Blaché, a Jewish girl from Belarus who immigrated to the United States in 1894. In the early 1900's, she became a nurse, and her life and work were exemplary. She died in New York City in the mid 1970's. This documentary follows the girl's life, and it's heartbreaking to see how she was treated by those who were supposed to care for her. It also documents her struggles with racism, and the unfairness of her treatment, and it shows the impact of that treatment on her and her family. The documentary is very well done, and it's a shame that it was not released to a wider audience. I'm glad that someone finally made this film.

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Hannah Arnold

This documentary is a must see. The writer/director/producer/actor played by Nicolas Cage in this is a true "storyteller" of one of the most legendary women in our history. His ability to blend documentary style and voice over interviews in the same interview is brilliant. I have watched this documentary many times and I never tire of watching it. What the filmmakers did with the footage is amazing. The documentaries first interviews with Dr. Alice Guy-Blaché were very powerful and emotional. The second interview was with her granddaughter who played her mother in this film. I was moved to tears by this interview. Then the third interview was with her son who is now a psychiatrist. The documentaries comments are very insightful and very thought provoking. You see a lot of pictures that will remind you of Alice. The documentary does a great job at putting you in her shoes. It shows her as a very smart and successful woman. It shows her as a devoted mother, and a highly successful and beloved doctor. You get a great insight into her childhood, her marriage, her upbringing and her love of her profession. I have seen this documentary many times, and it never gets old. It's an excellent documentary that should be seen by everyone.

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Tammy W.

I just love this documentary. It is truly inspiring and brings you into the lives of the people who are dealing with drug addiction. It was done in an interesting and funny way. I've seen it 3 times already and am still amazed. The people in the documentary were so passionate about what they were doing and so genuine and so understanding. They made me feel like I was with them and this is something I never would have thought possible. I have been fighting addiction since I was 13 and this documentary gives you the strength to keep on fighting the battle. This documentary is a must watch and a must listen to. You will not be disappointed.

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John M.

I watched this documentary several years ago and I still like it, I am a fan of Bob Seger. This documentary gives you the facts of the person Alice Guy-Blaché. It shows you the intense love she had for her husband, it shows you the difficulties she had with her mother. This documentary shows you her own struggle, she lost her husband at the age of 35 and she is now 34. I found this documentary very inspirational. I found it very good. I found it inspiring and it showed that people have to care for their family. This documentary shows you how Alice had to take care of her mother after she passed away. It shows you how she came to care for her father after he passed away. She has a son, named Alex, she has a daughter named Nikki. She is very close with her daughter and she has a brother named Phil. She had a daughter named Bella and she had a son named Tristan. Alice was very close with her son, Tristan. The documentary was very good. I like it a lot.

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Joan P.

After watching this movie, it is obvious that this woman is truly a legend. This woman went through a lot of trauma, yet she never gave up. She always went through her studies, and through all the hardships she endured, she always showed her dedication and love for her son, and always tried to help others. This is one of those films that should be watched over and over again. My heart aches for Alice, because she was so kind, and so genuine. I truly felt the pain she endured, and I feel that she had a loving family and a loving husband. If you ever get the chance to watch this movie, please do! I know I will be watching it again. My heart aches for this woman.

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Kimberly W.

This is a beautiful, moving and inspirational film. A rare example of true art. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a film about a real person. It is not a documentary, but a moving, inspirational and touching documentary. I also would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the artist and his life. I was very impressed with the actor's performance. He really brought the character to life and showed a lot of emotion. I was also impressed with the music and the lyrics. It was a really good film. I can't wait to see it again.

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Christine L.

Alice Guy-Blaché (1923 - 1982) was a French-Canadian author who produced a great body of work in the field of science fiction. Born in Montreal to a Russian mother and a Canadian father, she developed an intense interest in writing, especially fantasy. After she completed her doctoral studies at the University of Toronto, she moved to Paris, where she was given the opportunity to live and work as a visiting scholar at the Sorbonne. During her time there, she developed a strong interest in her adopted country, and became a champion of the French national science fiction movement. Her first book, 'Elle et Laurence' (1961) was a first-rate science fiction classic, and the subsequent 'Nana' (1968) and 'Kadosh' (1974) were two of the most popular books of the decade. The next decade saw her career take a downward spiral, with the release of 'Mystery of the Olympian' (1974) and 'The Time Machine' (1975) - the latter of which was eventually her last book. It is true that many of her books are not particularly well-known in the West, and that the books tend to be more of a read-once affair. Nevertheless, the genre is hers and she would have been quite proud of the legacy she has left behind. This documentary gives a comprehensive and detailed analysis of her work, and the viewer is treated to the stories of the characters that she introduced and the situations in which they were placed. Her best-known works are 'Elle et Laurence', 'The Time Machine', and 'Nana'. 'Alice Guy-Blaché: The Untold Story' is an excellent presentation of her work and her influence.

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Peter Hayes

I can't say enough about this documentary. It's a great story about a great woman and her fight for the right to be herself. This documentary was a big surprise for me. It was so easy to see the love and compassion for Alice Guy-Blaché and her story. I think it's a must see for everyone who loves and cares about the LGBT community. You will never know Alice's true story until you see this documentary. I think everyone should see this documentary. It's so easy to see how Alice Guy-Blaché's life and struggles were a blessing to the LGBT community and that she is an inspiration to all of us. I also loved the way the filmmakers handled the "truth" of her story. They didn't try to sugar coat it or give the story away. They were honest about the story, not with the "truth" but with the love and compassion that she had for her friends and family. It's amazing how this documentary is so accessible and accessible to everyone. It's very easy to find it on Amazon and Netflix, and it's really easy to find it on YouTube and Netflix. The DVD is also a great investment. It's very well done and it has great extras. I loved how the filmmakers did not try to create a documentary about Alice Guy-Blaché. They created a beautiful story about Alice Guy-Blaché and her fight for the right to be herself. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who loves and cares about the LGBT community.

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Douglas F.

This is a must see documentary about the life and times of Alice Guy-Blaché, who served as the country's first Black female female surgeon. It tells the story of her life, the doctors who worked with her, and her work in transforming the lives of many women. The film is the result of a ten-year collaboration between the Center for Civil Rights at the University of Michigan and the Lewis Center for American History at the University of Missouri. The filmmakers traveled to France to find and interview doctors and scientists, and to gain access to Alice's archive, including a copy of her original surgery papers. They then returned to the United States to interview doctors, historians, nurses, and Alice herself, who gave her own first-person account of her life. The film is a tribute to a true American hero.

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Peter S.

As a devoted fan of Alice Guy-Blaché I have seen many documentaries on the world famous photographer. This documentary was extremely well done. I feel that it is a must see for anyone interested in the great story behind Alice Guy-Blaché.