Thanks to our screening partner access>CINEMA and Modern Films we are delighted to be able to bring you Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy Blaché digitally.
Mermaid staff are going to watch it at 8pm on Monday evening, which is our regular cinema slot!
Click here to purchase a screening ticket: Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy Blaché screening link
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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. In Be Natural, Pamela B. Green acts as a detective, revealing the real story of Guy-Blaché and highlighting her pioneering contributions to the birth of cinema and her acclaim as a creative force and entrepreneur in the earliest years of movie-making.
Narrated by Jodie Foster, the film features commentary from Diablo Cody, Geena Davis, Julie Delpy, Ava DuVernay, Michel Hazanavicius, Patty Jenkins, Ben Kingsley, Andy Samberg, Agnès Varda, Evan Rachel Wood and more.
‘a love letter to early cinema and a fascinating detective story all in one’★★★★★ Eye For Film
‘a timely celebration of a true pioneer of early cinema’★★★★★ Total Film