Alice Guy resigned her position with Gaumont before her marriage in 1907, but apart from that the facts are correct (should be, as they interviewed me for it).
The Greatest Female Director You’ve Never Heard Of
Move over, Kathryn Bigelow. Alice Guy Blaché is the director we should all be talking about.
Female directors are thin on the ground these days. Beyond Kathryn Bigelow, how many can you name? But female directors have been a part of film history from the start. In fact, one of the first commercially successful directors in history was a woman.
Born in 1873, Alice Guy Blaché helped change the way the world thought not just about film, but about what made a story. In the age of Tina Fey and Lena Dunham, it might be easy to wave off her story as just a feel-good stop along the way, but if anything, her rise and fall as a writer, director and producer shows just how far women still have to go.