Be Natural: the Untold Story of Alice Guy BlachePG

Directed by Pamela Green | USA | 2018 | 1h 43m | Starring Jodie Foster, Ava DuVernay, Patty Jenkins, Julie Delpy, Geena Davis

A fascinating look at the life of French director and pioneer of cinema Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), credited with being the first woman filmmaker. Largely ignored or forgotten by history until now, this documentary shines a spotlight on her story as a visionary artist and entrepreneur, and how she has unfairly faded from memory.

One-off screening followed by a panel discussion with the organisers of The Oxford International Women’s Festival.

‘Cineastes, film nerds and feminists alike will be gripped by this documentary portrait of Alice Guy-Blaché. Who? That’s the point.’
★★★★
Kevin Maher, The Times

‘The ingrained sexism it highlights could form the basis of several sequels.’
★★★★
Anna Smith, Time Out

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We showed Be Natural: the Untold Story of Alice Guy Blache between March 8, 2022 and March 9, 2022.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 5th July)

20:30

Between Two Worlds 12A
Socially distanced
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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Wednesday 6th July

15:45

Between Two Worlds 12A
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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18:15

Il Buco U
Socially distanced
1h 33m | Italian w/ English subtitles
Michelangelo Frammartino returns with another work of mystical beauty somewhere between drama and documentary set in the mountains of Southern Italy.

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20:30

The Ladykillers PG
1h 27m
Ealing comedy caper in which a group of oddball criminals move into a little old lady's boarding house to plot an elaborate heist. What could go wrong?

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