Alice Guy-Blache 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 moved to the USA, founded her own company and made more films. But by 1919, her career came to an abrupt end, as she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. Pamela B. Green’s film is a tribute but also a detective story tracing the circumstances by which Guy-Blache faded from memory. Narrated by Oscar winner Jodie Foster.