Alice Guy Blaché – American Film Institute

AFI Catalog Spotlight: “Behind the Veil” Research on Short Films and Diversity in Early Hollywood

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are shining a spotlight on the work being done by the AFI Catalog researchers for “Behind the Veil,” AFI’s landmark initiative to study thousands of short films released in the silent and early sound eras and chronicle the groundbreaking work of female and BIPOC pioneers who were working...
Black and white photo of director Alice Guy Blache, the first woman director

Alice Guy Blaché – AFI Catalog Spotlight

This month, AFI celebrates the world’s first female director, Alice Guy Blaché, who made more than 700 films in a career that spanned from 1896 to 1920. Starting out as Alice Guy in her homeland France as a secretary for motion-picture camera manufacturer Léon Gaumont, she was one of the few in attendance at Lumiere’s...
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blanche Film Still

AFI Movie Club: BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ

Join AFI as an AFI Star Member or above and watch this film for FREE, along with other complimentary AFI-curated films on our on-demand streaming service. Each month, a selection of new titles will be added with unlimited views!  JOIN OR UPGRADE MEMBERSHIP BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ is a documentary about cinema's...

AFI Catalog Spotlight: “Women They Talk About”

Women were forerunners of the film industry. In honor of Women’s History Month, the AFI Catalog Spotlight is focused on Women They Talk About, an NEH-funded AFI initiative documenting the widely unrecorded contributions of female filmmakers in the silent film era and uncovering the true story of women’s pioneering role in the creation of American...
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