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Doc Club online: Be Natural

Doc Club online: Be Natural

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.

Watch the trailer here

Review: "By the end of “Be Natural,” you won’t only have a clear idea of who this remarkable woman was; you may well have acquired a new taste in old movies" - New York Times

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Join us on Facebook for a live Q&A via the Creative Folkestone Facebook page. The Q&A will start at 8.30pm so we suggest you start watching the film no later than 6.30pm.

The panel for the Q&A will include Pamela B. Green and be chaired by Larushka Ivan-Zadeh.

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh is the chief film critic of the Metro newspaper and a director of the Deal Film Festival.

Originally from New York, Pamela B. Green lived most of her life in Europe and Israel and as a result, is fluent in English, French, Italian, and Hebrew. In 2005, she founded PIC, an entertainment and motion design boutique based in LosAngeles, California. Green’s work ranges from feature filmmain titles, motion graphics, creative directing, directing and producing music videos and commercials. She is known in the industry for creating titles sequences and story sequences using her knowledge of graphic design, animation, editorial, and rare archival stock footage research. Green wrote, directed, produced, and edited the documentary Be Natural about the first female filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché, which premiered at Cannes, where it was nominated for the festival’s L’Œil d’or documentary prize.

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