Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

2017 | USA | NR | 90 min.

Showings

Bijou by the Bay Wed, Aug 1 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Release Year:2017
Runtime:90 min.
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alexandra Dean
Produced by:Alexandra Dean
Katherine Drew
Adam Haggiag
Screenwriter:Alexandra Dean
Cinematography:Buddy Squires
Alex Stikich
Editing By:Alexandra Dean
Penelope Falk
Lindy Jankura
Cast:Hedy Lamarr
Nino Amareno
Peter Bogdanovich
Mel Brooks
Diane Kruger

Description

File this under "stories so fascinating Hollywood couldn’t have even made it up." Remembered for her sizzling screen presence and stunning looks that inspired Snow White’s face, there was so much more to Austrian born actress Hedy Lamarr than meets the eye. Being “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” meant that she wasn’t always taken seriously, even though behind the ravishing beauty was an incredibly inventive mind that left an indelible mark on the world, eventually changing the course of history. A Jewish immigrant who escaped a marriage to a munitions tycoon with ties to Mussolini and Hitler, Lamarr was so eager to join the war effort she helped invent a wireless form of communication designed to aid allies during WWII. Although Lamarr’s contributions were dismissed, and she was never compensated, her concepts eventually became the basis for Wi-fi, GPS, and Bluetooth technology. Using interviews from her children, friends, colleagues, and newly discovered audio tapes of Lamarr herself, this marvelous—and often infuriating—documentary unveils a complex woman of undeniable intelligence and chutzpah who finally gets her due. IN PERSON: Denise Loder, Daughter of Hedy Lamarr.

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