Be Natural Documentary premieres at Cannes

Alice directs Bessie Love in "Her Great Adventure, or, The Spring of the Year"
Madame Blache directs Bessie Love in The Spring of the Year, 1918

The documentary, Be Natural, based in part on my book The Lost Visionary, premiered at Cannes this month. This is how the Hollywood Reporter describes the film:

Retracing her steps from Paris to Fort Lee, N.J., to California and then back to Europe, director Green builds up a lively portrait of the Wild West of early cinema, a terrain that at first was not so hostile to women participating in it because no one took it that seriously as an art form. It became one of the few fields then in which women like Guy-Blache and later Lois Weber (who had an affair with Alice's shifty husband Herbert Blache) could be the boss, shaping a form that was considered an attraction largely for kids, women and working classes.

The film already has Oscar buzz, although it did not get a nod at Cannes.

Here are other articles about the film: