Alice Guy-Blaché Is the Most Important Filmmaker You’ve Never Heard Of

Nashville Scene - 05-17

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With Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, director Pamela B. Green investigates the scope of the life and work of cinema's first female director, screenwriter, producer and studio owner, Alice Guy-Blaché. She is credited with inventing the close-up shot and the process of post-production color tinting. She was the first filmmaker to synchronize sound and film. She boldly experimented with visual effects, and she used interracial casts. But she was widely watched not only for these innovations: Her films are emotionally engaging, humorous and satirical.