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If you happen to find yourself in Bologna, Italy, on June 25th, make sure to attend the Alice Guy program at the festival Il Cinema Ritrovato.


16.15 - Sala Officinema / Mastroianni
Alice Guy: omaggio a una pioniera del cinema

Parte I. I primi film Gaumont (1898-1900)(A program from her Gaumont films)

Parte II. Eroi ed eroine infantili

On July 1, 2011, the Fort Lee Film Commission is celebrating what would have been Alice Guy Blaché's 139th birthday with a graveside ceremony, a reception and luncheon, and a film screening.

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Executive Director of the Fort Lee Film Commission, Tom Meyers, introduces the program on the first woman filmmaker and studio owner,  Alice Guy Blache.

Fort Lee Film Commission sponsors with the

9th Annual Garden State Film Festival (March 31-April 3)

Reel Jersey Girls: Alice Guy to Today– a Century of Women in Film

“Alice Guy Blache developed the narrative and from 1902 to 1906 made 150
synchronized sound films. She changed the world.”

In Memory of Adrienne Noelle Channing
January 22, 1949 – February 26, 2011

Adrienne Noelle Channing, Alice Guy Blaché’s granddaughter, died on February 26, 2011. With her goes one of the last people who knew Alice Guy Blaché personally. In addition to many other accomplishments Adrienne took on her mother, Roberta Blaché’s task of preserving Alice Guy Blaché legacy, after Roberta died in September of 2000.

September 4-5, 2010

Rehovot, Israel


Some of the attendees at the July 1st, 2010 Graveside Birthday Celebration for Alice Guy.

Alice Directs MY MADONNAAlice Directs MY MADONNAThe first woman filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché, was remembered Thursday during a brief graveside ceremony at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah on what would have been her 137th birthday.

July 1st is Alice Guy  Blaché 's birthday.  Madame  Blaché , was the first woman director in cinema history and she built Solax Studio in Fort Lee in 1912.  There she produced, directed and wrote hundreds of films through World War 1.  After the war she went to Hollywood and the director's door was closed to her as it was when she thereafter returned to her native France.  She returned to NJ in the 1960s and died a few short miles from her Fort Lee Studio.

Madame  Blaché is buried at Maryrest Cemetery which is located at 25 Seminary Road, Mahwah NJ.