Columbia College Chicago will host the fourth annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival on Feb. 27-March 1.
This year's opening night features the Chicago premiere of documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache, directed by Pamela B. Green. Be Natural follows director Green's journey uncovering footage from archives all over the world, paired with narration by Jodie Foster. ( Guy-Blache was the first-ever female film director, and produced more than 1,000 films. )
Be Natural will be shown for free Wed., Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Green will be available for a post-screening talkback.
The festivalwhich a press release said "strives to unveil the great creative work of women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community" is free and open to the public.
In addition to the premiere of Be Natural, the festival includes two more feature filmsCrystal Swan and Bei Beias well as 40 short films and two web series from 15 countries.
Audiences will have the opportunity to participate in post-screening talkbacks with both national and international directors in inclusive, interactive conversations on topics seen in films.
See chicagofeministfilmfestival.com/ .