Alice Guy and Jane Fonda

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ Pamela B. GREEN 2018 - 02:00

How could Alice Guy Blaché, a contemporary of Edison, the Lumières, and Méliès - who wrote, directed or produced a thousand films, including her first narrative film in 1896 by her own account, 150 films with synchronized sound, and who had a career longer than any of them, in France and in the U.S.- reach the heights of fame and financial success and then be forgotten by an industry she helped create? Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, a detective story/bio pic, rewrites film history by revealing for the first time the full story of Alice's life and 20-year career. Her work includes comedies, westerns, dramas, dealing with child abuse, immigration, planned parenthood, and empowered women. She made the earliest known surviving narrative film with an all black cast.

JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS Susan LACY 2018 - 02:13

Fonda has been hated as Hanoi Jane, lusted after as Barbarella and heralded as a beacon of the women’s movement. This film goes to the heart of who she really is, a blend of deep vulnerability, magnetism and bravery - to show what has fueled her inspiring, remarkable and occasionally infuriating life. Born out of 21 hours of interviews, Fonda speaks candidly and frankly about her life and her missteps. She explores the pain of her mother's suicide, her father’s emotional unavailability, 30 years of bulimia and three marriages to highly visible, yet very different men. The film also includes interviews with Fonda’s family and friends -- including Tom Hayden, Ted Turner, Robert Redford and Lily Tomlin -- as well as rare home movies and verite of Fonda’s busy life now, at 80 years old.

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