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Auteur! Auteur!: 'Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché'

Pamela D. Green's enlightening documentary adds to the already strong case that Guy-Blaché was the first female auteur of cinema, though in doing so it strives to connect a few too many dots.
Be Natural:The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché tells the story of the first female film auteur. Source: Kino Lorber

Released in 1895, the Lumière brothers' "Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory in Lyon" is generally credited as the first motion picture ever made, and it's exactly what the title suggests: A 46-second static shot of workers leaving a factory. There have been claims of its significance as the basis for a realist or documentary tradition in cinema, but it was more simply a technical demonstration of what would evolve into the great art form of the 20th

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