DVD Giveaway – Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache

Celebrating Women Pioneer Filmmakers!
We’re Giving Away 5 Alice Guy-Blache Documentary DVDs this Month!

A scrupulously well-researched documentary about one of early cinema’s greatest pioneers and the world’s first woman filmmakerThe Hollywood Reporter

This month we kick off our Women Pioneers Filmmaker Celebration with a very special giveaway! We are happy to say that we’re giving away FIVE COPIES of the Classic Movie Documentary “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache”, courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films!

Alice Guy-Blaché, pioneer woman filmmaker, wrote, directed, and/or produced about 1,000 films…

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Oct 5 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick our winners on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • September 7: One Winner
  • September 14: One Winner
  • September 21: One Winner
  • September 28: One Winner
  • October 5: One Winner

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub (or this blog, depending how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday September 8 at 9PM EST.


About the DVD. Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning — in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910 — they started in Flushing and moved to a bigger facility in Fort Lee, New Jersey. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Narration by Jodie Foster. Directed by Pamela B. Green.


ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, October 5 at 9PM EST— BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win the “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache” #DVDGiveaway courtesy of @KinoLorber and @zeitgeistfilms #CMHContest Link: http://ow.ly/MQeC50vU4BY

Why would you like to win a copy of this Alice Guy-Blache documentary?

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…


Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

And if you can’t wait to win this DVD, you can click on the images below to purchase on amazon:


Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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16 Responses to DVD Giveaway – Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache

  1. Garrett Solomon says:

    For some time, I have only heard the name Alice Guy-Blaché in passing as well as the basics of who she was. I feel like having a copy of this documentary would allow me to sit down and truly understand who this woman was.

  2. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    I saw this documentary at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, California, and would love to have a copy to share with friends. It is a wonderful exploration of how women are written out of history and of the research process which reclaims their place. Also the story of a fascinating life.

  3. Mary Mallory says:

    I would like to win a copy of BE NATURAL to learn more about this pioneering filmmaker, and then to share it with other film lovers to spread the word about women and their impact on the early film industry.

  4. Billy Slobin says:

    It would be terrific to win this DVD.
    It is great to be able to learn about someone so accomplished that you weren’t aware of previously.
    I’m a big Jodie Foster fan as well.

  5. Kevin Maher says:

    I saw Be Natural at the Detroit Film Theatre & Alice’s story blew me away! Not only was she an amazing filmmaker, but to own her own studio as well makes her one of the most important women in film history! After seeing Be Natural I went out & purchased Kino’s Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers blu-ray set! I would love to own the DVD of Be Natural to share with others the information about the Amazing Alice Guy-Blache!!

  6. Vickie L Gleason says:

    I would love this book as I am not familiar with her work and would love to learn more!

  7. Stuart Cook says:

    As a lover of film, I would like to have this DVD to learn about this important film pioneer.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  8. RD says:

    I would love to win a copy of this DVD because she is a fascinating figure in cinema.

  9. David Hollingsworth says:

    This would make an essential documentary in any film lover’s collection because it is important to realize how important female filmmakers are to film history. Alice Guy Blache is definitely a legendary figure who deserves to be recognized and taken seriously.

  10. I would love to have this because Alice Guy is someone I have come to appreciate in recent years and who I don’t think gets enough credit for being a pioneer. I also do not know a lot about her so this would be a great addition to me learning about her and film history.

  11. Betsy Metzgar says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message. It’s extraordinary how many women played a critical role in launching the early filmmaking industry and their stories need to be told. I’m eager to have a copy of the documentary about Alice Guy-Blache to learn more about this fascinating period of film history. (I wanted to go next door to the little theater to see BE NATURAL during Capitolfest but I couldn’t tear myself away from all the offerings in the big theater!)

  12. Mark PAGAN says:

    Fascinating tease here, and this would go on the DVD shelf right next to “Pioneers” as an expansion piece.

  13. Craig Peters says:

    Why do I want this DVD? Because I love classic movies and film history and have frankly never heard of her — seems like quite the gap in my knowledge that needs to be filled pronto!

  14. Jan Ostrom says:

    I would so love to see this documentary about her. I have read about her but have not seen her movies. I would love to know all about it and then be able to take it and share it with my ladies group on a movie night. I’m sure they know nothing about her and how wonderful it would be to share it. Especially with a group of ladies over 70. We could appreciate those old times. Thank you very much for this opportunity. Jan

  15. Mary Aletto says:

    Because I love learning about the past and the people from this era. The movies were so great and fresh then. Everything was new. The classics are the best.

  16. Reya Rogan says:

    I would love to win this as I don’t know much about Ms. Guy. There are many women who formed the early days of film and most go overlooked. “Without Lying Down” is another great book about Marion Francis and Mary Pickford and the early days of film making.

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