Alice Guy-Blaché (1873-1968) was the first woman film director and for a long time was the only woman filmmaker at work. That makes her a significant figure in cinema history. Born in Paris she started working for the Gaumont company in 1894 and made her first film two years later. She made many films about dance and travel. She moved to the US with her husband Herbert where they set up The Solax Company - an innovative film studio that enjoyed about 10 years of great success. This intriguing documentary is part of a process to restore Alice Guy-Blaché to her rightful place.
This screening is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.
Cast: Alice Guy (archive), Richard Abel, Marc Abraham
Director: Pamela B. Green