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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» (27)

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Roy Thompson

Alice Guy-Blaché is a rare breed of journalist. Unlike most of her peers, she is never afraid to be as provocative as she wants to be. She is the only one who has a realistic and honest view of life in the Lebanese/Israeli border town of Arsal. For the last five years, she has been working there, and documenting the daily life of the townspeople, both Syrian and Lebanese. She is also one of the few journalists who is allowed to see the area, and to report what she sees. For her, this is the only way to truly tell the story. But the road to getting there was rocky. She was fired from her job, and she was denied access to the area by the Israeli government. She eventually moved to Damascus to be closer to the ground, and was given access by the UN. She was eventually granted an interview with the BBC. But, for reasons unknown, her UN visit was cancelled. As her film opens, she is in a taxi, in the area of Arsal, and she is meeting with a Syrian woman, who is upset that the Israelis have blocked the road to Arsal. She tells Alice that the Syrians want to go to Israel to be with their families. Alice takes the woman's concern as an indication of the kind of people she is dealing with, and she begins to interview people in Arsal, both Syrian and Lebanese. The interviews are long, but Alice is able to get some great stories from people who are otherwise hidden from the rest of the world. But there is still a lot of work to do. It is clear that the refugees are not a monolithic group. Some are much better off than others, and they are not all the same. One of the most shocking things about the film is that the majority of the people interviewed are only just getting by, and they have no clue what their lives are like. They are not living in poverty, and they have not been expelled from their homes. They have been displaced by the Israeli army. But even more shocking is the fact that some of the refugees are doing the same things they did in their own homes, and are living in absolute abject poverty. For Alice, she has been able to find some human decency in the most unkind of people. For the people she meets, she has found some empathy, and some hope. For some, she has found hope in the fact that there are people like her in the world. But for the most, she has found a sense of desperation, and a sense of being alone, and even for those who are much better off, she has found a sense of hopelessness and hopelessness. She has found a way to tell the story of this small group of people who

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Steven Fields

The documentary is really good. It's a very good documentary and it's definitely worth watching. The story is interesting and it's very hard to understand the explanation of it. There is a lot of information that is not explained in the documentary, but it's explained well. It's very interesting and you can watch it and learn something new. The documentary is a little bit slow, but it's not really a big problem. There are some very interesting things that the documentary tells you, but they're not very important. The documentary is really good, and I think it's definitely worth watching.

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Phillip

Not a bad documentary. The documentary had an interesting story. It was somewhat different than most documentaries. I would have preferred a different angle on the stories. I liked the documentary. I have seen some documentaries that are about a specific subject, but not so much about a wide variety of subjects. I like documentaries that are different, and this was different. I liked the story. I like the documentary.

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Louis Simpson

This documentary is very informative, with the majority of the story centered around Alice's family, and the fallout they had to endure after her diagnosis. I'm not sure if I was expecting to learn about how the family reacted to the diagnosis or if it was more about Alice herself, but this documentary does a great job of telling both sides of the story. The most important thing for me was the way the film never let the family down. The documentary was not preachy, nor did it try to present Alice as a hero, or a victim, but rather the family was very honest about their feelings about the diagnosis, and it's impact on their family. I also really appreciated the film's focus on Alice, as well as her parents and siblings, and how the family dealt with the diagnosis. They really showed how Alice came to terms with the diagnosis, and how she adapted to her new life. The movie's most important message was to let people know that they are not alone in their struggle, and that it is possible to live a normal life with a mental illness.

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Raymond A.

In my opinion, Alice Guy-Blaché was the first truly modern pioneer of the "unnatural" movement of the 20th century. She was the first to try to speak for the "unnatural" in a public forum, and she did so in the name of her own "non-natural" self. She used the "natural" in her presentation of herself as an actress, and used the "unnatural" in her performance of the "unnatural". For this reason, her story is, in my opinion, the most important of the "unnatural" movement. I think that if her story were told in a more neutral manner, it would be even more difficult to identify with her as an individual. In my opinion, the more you see her naturalness, the more you realize that it is a matter of who you are and what you want to be, and not what you are. And when you realize this, it makes you realize that it is really not about what you are, it is really about who you are. To see this is not to say that she is not a natural at all. She is very natural. But her story is not about the natural. It is about who she is, what she is, and who she wants to be.

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Victoria C.

I agree with the other reviewers, that the movie was good. I'm surprised the critics didn't take the movie as a joke. But, to me, the reviewers who took it seriously were way too harsh. I thought the movie was a little slow and I was very disappointed in the "drama" part. The movie was more about the relationship of the two men. I thought that would have been a much more interesting movie. I think the movie was interesting and worth seeing, but the movie could have been better. I think they should have put the movie in a more factual context.

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Laura

I'm really not a fan of Alex Garland. In fact, I am one of the biggest detractors of his "music" documentaries, especially those with musical accompaniment. I'm a fan of the artist himself, however, and I'm not going to try to dissuade anyone from watching his documentaries, simply because they are so good. This is an extremely detailed, entertaining documentary, and it was done with a lot of love and care. It is a well-made documentary that should appeal to all. Alex Garland does an excellent job of telling the story of Alice Guy-Blaché, a songwriter and singer who went through many hardships and was depressed throughout her life. It's not your typical documentary about a person's life, but rather, it's a very in-depth look at one person's life. The film is extremely well-done and does an excellent job of showing the hardships that she went through, and the emotions that she had while trying to put out her music. It is a very emotional documentary that I will definitely be looking forward to seeing again. I also believe that it will make me want to go to her concerts. I recommend this film to anyone who loves music, and anyone who wants to learn more about her. It's well-made, and I would recommend it to anyone. It's a well-made documentary, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Raymond R.

When I first saw this film I was overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and power of the film. After the initial shock of seeing the film I was immediately reminded of the beauty of nature and the natural world around us. I watched this film for about an hour and a half and I still don't understand how this film could be so powerful. There is such a strong connection between this film and nature. It's a beautiful film and it will not let you down.

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Jessica Larson

This documentary is the first in a series of "docudramas" about a famous artist, Alice Guy-Blaché, who passed away from cancer. We see how the artist lived, and how she used her creative energy to raise funds for the sick child who would one day become her son, who would later become her husband. The artist, who was very close to her son, died when she was only fifty-one years old. This film is also a very good look at the artist's life, and her art. We also see how she made money by selling her work, and by being able to speak at art shows. One of the things that I liked about this documentary is that we see how she was very selfish in some ways, but also very compassionate and generous. She didn't give away any of her art to anyone, including her son, who was very much in her life. She made sure that her son, who was sick with cancer, was treated well, and that he would have the best life that he could have. And she also did a lot to make sure that his health would be okay. She was also very close to her husband, who was dying of a heart attack. I also liked that she was very charitable, even if she did use her artistic talent to make money. She never took money for herself, and I think that was the most important thing that she did. She was also very generous to those around her. I think that she was very generous, because she did everything that she could to help her son, and to make sure that he was cared for, and that he would have a happy life. I also liked that she was very generous with her art, and she was very much in touch with the way that she created her art. I think that her art was very beautiful. The photographs that we see in this documentary are very beautiful, and they are very well-crafted. I think that they were very beautiful pictures of the artist's life, and the life of her son, and of her husband, and of her son's friends and family. I also liked the fact that we see her work, and we see that she was very artistic, and very interested in her work. I think that the documentary did a good job of showing the artist's life. I think that this documentary is very good for a lot of people. I think that people who have never had the opportunity to see Alice's art, will be very interested in seeing her work. People who have never had the opportunity to see Alice's work, will also be interested in seeing her work. People who are interested in her work, will also be interested in seeing her art. People who have the opportunity to see her work

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Debra

I didn't know much about Alice Guy-Blaché, but now I am learning more about her, including her favorite films and genres. I first became interested in her after seeing her documentary, A Girl Like Her, which was both riveting and heart-breaking. The film is a fascinating look at the early years of Alice's life, from her childhood to her post-revolutionary years. It's also about her relationship with her husband and children, and how her life changed. The film is a wonderful insight into the women who were Alice's contemporaries. It's an important part of the film, and the interviews with many of the women in the film are fascinating. One woman, Alice's mother, is particularly fascinating. It's a great documentary and a beautiful film.

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Teresa

I am a female, and a bit of a feminist, so I was excited to see this film. It is a very real, painful story, and is very realistic in the way that it portrays the hardships that a woman's life can be. I also found it very inspiring, as I am a feminist myself, and the message that it sends out is very much in line with what I am currently doing. I was very surprised to learn that the man who played the lead role in the film was actually a woman. This really does show the fact that men are not always the good guys in the film, and the fact that the man was able to take on the role of the protagonist was just amazing. I was also very impressed with the way that the director and producer were able to make this story about a woman so relatable to the average viewer. I think that this film is definitely worth watching, and I highly recommend it.

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Jonathan Bates

I saw the movie about a month ago and I was absolutely shocked by the fact that the movie was so close to the real life story of Alice Guy-Blaché. I have never seen anything like this before. This movie is truly an eye opener for people who know little about Alice and her family. The movie really does a good job of showing what it was like for Alice and her family during the Holocaust. It shows the terrible things that happened to Alice and her family and it also shows how brave she was to stay alive and try to survive. It shows how the world was so cruel to her and her family and the way she tried to survive. The movie really is a must see for everyone. I would highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in the Holocaust. I highly recommend that you see this movie. I hope that it will be shown in the theatres soon.

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Daniel

I've always liked Alice Guy-Blaché, who I found was always very well-spoken and very credible. I was very moved by her story and her struggles. When I read her book, I was moved by the fact that her daughter was struggling and was hiding from the father. When I saw this movie, I was moved by the fact that the father never revealed what his daughter was hiding. I am so glad that there is now a movie that is based on her book, that is made up from her actual experiences, so that we can learn more about this family, and about her own family's struggle with being single parents. I have never seen a movie that has made me feel more for this family, and I am so glad that it is now being made into a movie.

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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.