Fri, May 17

Directed by Pamela B. Green, 103 min., NR

This is the first in a series that will revisit some of the acclaimed and (no surprise) overlooked achievements by women directors of the last 100 years. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. “What starts as a biography turns into a detective thriller as Green crisscrosses the globe, searching for clues as to why Guy-Blaché has been forgotten.” —Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times.