Alice Guy Blache by Emmanuelle Gaume with Alexandra Lamy

Alice Guy Blache by Emmanuelle Gaume with Alexandra Lamy
Why a movie? Guy-Blaché is the definition of an industry pioneer, rising first through Gaumont Studios, then by becoming the founder and head of Solax Studios. By all accounts a cisgender woman, she nonetheless challenged masculine stereotypes, making big meaningful moves like casting women into then-typically male professions, like magicians or dog-trainers, and taking on the masculine roles herself, dressing as a man and stepping in front of the camera. Today, as we continue to mold our perspectives on how we conceptualize gender and sexuality in mainstream artr, Guy-Blaché’s story is both a feminist rendering of an inherently masculine system, and a subversion of how women were expected to perform both on- and off-screen

mardi 5 avril 2016

Was the World’s First Film Director a Woman? *Be Natural ©riginal story of Alice Guy by Alice Guy Blache

Was the World’s First Film Director a Woman? Chesapeake Film Festival TUESDAY APRIL 19 2016 • 6:00 P.M. • TALBOT COUNTY LIBRARY, EASTON Festivities begin with a reception and presentation at 6:00 at The Talbot County Free Library at 100 West Dover Street in Easton. Discussion and Q&A follows a screening of the 1911 comedy short, “Mixed Pets,” directed by Alice Guy Blaché.The earliest days of moviemaking saw many varieties of experimentation, but Alice Guy Blaché may well have been the very first to actually craft stories on film, fundamentally shaping what it meant to be a director as the role is defined today. From 1896 to 1906 Alice Guy was almost certainly the only woman filmmaker in the world. Barbra Streisand has suggested that Alice Guy Blaché was indeed the inventor of the film director’s job.

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