I thought many of you may enjoy this rare gem of a documentary that I found about a film pioneer named Alice Guy-Blaché. In Madame Blaché's own words she and her lovely daughter and granddaughter recall her amazing life's work, and what awonderful life it was! Be prepared to be astonished at what this woman has accomplished in her lifetime!
I adore this woman's strength, creativity and incredible ingenuity. I just want to jump through the screen and kiss her beautifully aged face as she speaks of her life's true love...her work! She was so wonderfully clever, intelligent, a genius who broke barriers that were unheard of! I have done extensive research on her life and she is to be remembered in history as the first in so many things in and around story telling in film and from everything I read she was a kind and gentle human being!
The Lost Garden: The Life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blaché
Marquise Lepage, 1995, 52 min 57 s
This feature documentary is a portrait of Alice Guy-Blaché, one of cinema's most fearless pioneers. A filmmaker before the word even existed, Guy-Blaché made her first film at the end of the last century, when cinema was still brand-new. After directing, producing and writing more than 700 films, she slipped into oblivion. This film rescues her brave and shining memory.
A special thank you to "The National Film Board of Canada", Director: Marquise Lepage, & producer Josée Beaudet and the entire team of people who put together such a beautiful film about an incredible woman in history!