In 2018, the American director Pamela B. Green delivered a documentary film on the French Alice Guy, first director, screenwriter and film producer, entitled Be natural: the untold story of Alice Guy-Blaché. Or how a French woman had made more than 300 films, following the Lumière brothers, in the shadow of Gaumont then in the then stammering footsteps of the American film industry.
It was around the same time, on the other side of the Atlantic, that the authors Catel muller and José-Louis Bocquet were interested in the fate of this woman who succeeded in exercising this profession, then clearly perceived by men. “I met Catel at the Colmar book fair in 2019, when she was presenting her previous book, The Goscinny novel. We really wanted to do something with her ”, explains Raphaële, bookseller at Tribulles, sensitive to her previous“ new biographies ”, Olympe de Gouges , Kiki de Montparnasse and Josephine Boulanger. It took nearly three years for the project to overlap with the crisis both because of the Covid crisis and because “José-Louis Bocquet is very much about historical facts, leaving little room for fiction”.
The author should be present on October 22 at the Ca va Buller bookstore in Strasbourg. On Saturday 23 October, it will therefore be the turn of the Mulhouse Tribulles bookstore to welcome Catel Muller and José-Louis Bocquet, where they will take part in a first signing session, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (on registration), but also ‘exchanges,’ because they clearly show their willingness to talk about heroin, in the context of debates and conferences. A happy coincidence of the calendar, the programming of the documentary Be natural at the Bel Air cinema. “We had already joined forces around the film The summit of the gods , “An opportunity for the bookstore to be outside the walls and offer different approaches”. The rest of the meeting will therefore take place at the Bel Air cinema, where a conference will be organized at 5 p.m., followed by a new signing session, before the screening of the documentary film Be Natural at 6.30 p.m.. Here again, registrations are made at the bookstore.
Finally, from November 13, the Olympe de Gouges media library in Strasbourg is dedicating an exhibition to the director, until the end of the year.
GO Tribulles bookstore, 15, rue des Tanneurs, 68100 Mulhouse, tel., 03.67.94.12.68. Bel Air Cinema, 31, rue Fénelon, 68200 Mulhouse, tel., 03.89.60.48.99