Lost Visionary - News
Manohla Dargis of the New York Times has published an obituary of Alice Guy for the Overlooked Series. Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times.Here's how it starts:
BE NATURAL: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
Directed/Produced by: Pamela B. Green
Narrated by Jodie Foster
An investigation of the full scope of the life and work of cinema’s first female director, screenwriter, producer, and studio owner Alice Guy-Blaché. She made her first film in 1896 at age 23, and went on to write, direct, or produce more than 1,000 more!
Be Natural, Pamela Green's documentary on Alice Guy, will screen on October 7 at 6 pm as part of the New York Film Festival.
The image shows Bessie Love (left) and Alice Guy (under umbrella) on the set of The Great Adventure or the Spring of the Year, released March 10, 1918. Over a hundred years ago! The Great Adventure is the last surviving film we have directed by Alice Guy, though she worked on one more after that (Tarnished Reputations).
It's here at last!
A picture book about the first woman filmmaker, suitable for children from Kindergarden to third grade. Library School Journal has given it a starred review and said "Subtly STEM, fun, and beautiful to look at... encourages kids to engage with cutting-edge technology and to innovate in new fields."