Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story. BE NATURAL traces the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and it shines a light on the path toward her reclamation. Narration by Jodie Foster. “A detective story wrapped up as a biopic…had me in tears by the time it ended. A stirring document of an amazing filmmaker!”– Pete Hammond, DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career. This critically acclaimed film includesamazing multi-camera footage of Hendrix’s unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance sequence including “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxy Lady” and many more.It also includes a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the relenting toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew together young people across the country who were inspired by the Woodstock festival. The film includes interviews with Jimi Hendrix, his band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Susan Tedeschi and many others. “Epic!” –Roger Moore, Movie Nation
Decadent rock star, '70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove-the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and feather-and-lace style. In 2010 Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart and diva Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process. Shifting dynamically among video formats, painstaking recording sessions and revealing interviews, this magic-tinged musical journey is a loving and tuneful portrait of the eternally bewitching Gold Dust Woman. It’s Mother’s Day. Bring your mother and she gets in free.