APRIL 6, 2022 | 7pm - APRIL 10, 2022 | MIDNIGHT


FILM at LACMA presents classic and contemporary narrative and documentary films, artists and their influences, emerging auteurs, international showcases, special guest-curated programs, and conversations with artists and special guests.

In conjunction with the exhibition City of Cinema: Paris 1850–1907, FILM at LACMA presents two documentaries highlighting early cinema and post-screenings conversations with each director.

Join FILM at LACMA for a special screening of Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, followed by a conversation with director Pamela B. Green and Vanessa R. Schwartz, collaborating curator and Professor of History, Art History, and Critical Studies, University of Southern California.

The Emmy, Peabody and Critics Choice-nominated, critically acclaimed documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, narrated and Executive Produced by Jodie Foster, was an official selection at Cannes (Cannes Classics), Telluride, Deauville, New York and London Film Festivals, and has screened in over 50 countries.

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. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production in 1897, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films—after which she was veritably erased from history. Until now…. Directed by Pamela B. Green, the film is narrated by Jodie Foster.

RSVPs will close two hours prior to showtime. Viewing instructions will be sent to the provided email just prior to the scheduled start time. The film will be available until midnight, Sunday, April 10.