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FilmBombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Sunday April 22nd at 3 PM


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Alexandra Dean · USA · 2017 · 90 mins · PG

By day, Hedy Lamarr was the most glamorous star in Hollywood. By night, she was an inventor whose frequency-hopping technology is now used in bluetooth and wifi. This rousing documentary charts the story of a brilliant woman who was, in some ways, handicapped by her beauty. Film-maker Alexandra Dean explores a fascinating life full of contradictions. Lamarr claimed that the world never saw her true self, yet she lived her final years as a recluse, hidden even from her family. She was an immigrant who gave her all to support her adopted country but who was always regarded as an outsider. –The Guardian

“Bombshell” rights a grievous wrong in the life, career, reputation and memory of a superstar. --Chicago Tribune“A MASTERFUL portrait of a most complex character....restores Lamarr’s rightful place in the history not only of film, but of science as well.” The Economist“A thoroughly engaging EYE-OPENING showbiz doc!” The Hollywood ReporterCast Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger