Robert Redford-Produced Doc on Pioneering Director Alice Guy-Blache, 'Be Natural,' Reaches Its Kickstarter Goal UPDATE

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by Beth Hanna
August 27, 2013 12:36 PM
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Robert Redford in "Be Natural"

UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign for documentary "Be Natural," on pioneering French female director Alice Guy-Blache, has reached its goal of $200,000. Co-directors Pamela Green and Jarik Van Sluijs have already interviewed a handful of big names for the project, including Robert Redford, Catherine Hardwicke, Julie Taymor, Ava DuVernay and Ben Kingsley.

EARLIER: More news from the world of Kickstarter. A documentary feature on pioneering French female director Alice Guy-Blache, who helmed one of the first narrative films ever made (1896's "La fee aux choux"), is seeking $200K in additional funding. The doc, titled "Be Natural" by Pamela Green and Jarik Van Sluijs, has some big names appearing as talking heads, including Robert Redford (also acting as executive producer), Julie Delpy, Ben Kingsley and Diablo Cody, with Jodie Foster narrating.

The film's Kickstarter page describes its needed funding for, among other things, "2D and 3D CGI recreations of locations, technologies, objects and settings of Alice's story." Check out the video below.

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