Alison McMahan is the author of the award-winning Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2002) and The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2005). She has a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies and Women's Studies from Union Institute & University. She produces documentaries for Homunculus Productions, and writes screenplays and fiction. represented by Gina Panettieri of Talcott Notch Literary.
Be Natural, Pamela Green's documentary on Alice Guy, will screen on October 7 at 6 pm as part of the New York Film Festival.
The image shows Bessie Love (left) and Alice Guy (under umbrella) on the set of The Great Adventure or the Spring of the Year, released March 10, 1918. Over a hundred years ago! The Great Adventure is the last surviving film we have directed by Alice Guy, though she worked on one more after that (Tarnished Reputations).
It's here at last!
A picture book about the first woman filmmaker, suitable for children from Kindergarden to third grade. Library School Journal has given it a starred review and said "Subtly STEM, fun, and beautiful to look at... encourages kids to engage with cutting-edge technology and to innovate in new fields."