Special Screening
Monday, December 11, 2017

BOMBSHELL: The Hedy Lamarr Story

ABOUT THE FILM

Directed by Alexandra Dean
Executive Producer Susan Sarandon

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (ZIEGFELD GIRL, SAMSON AND DELILAH) was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication.

Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. She was an Austrian Jewish emigre who invented a covert communication system to try and help defeat the Nazis, then gave her patent to the Navy, but was ignored and told to sell kisses for war bonds instead. It was only towards the very end of her life that tech pioneers discovered her concept which is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Hedy never publicly talked about her life as an inventor and so her family thought her story died when she did. But in 2016, director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life.

Combining this newly discovered interview with intimate reflections from her children, closest friends, family and admirers, including Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne, BOMBSHELL (executive produced by Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor and Regina Scully) finally gives Hedy Lamarr the chance to tell her own story.

Official Selection 2017 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER “BEST OF FEST” Nantucket Film Festival
WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD Middlebury, VT Film Festival

Maryland Hall Lower Theater
Monday, December 11, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Online tickets will be available
Friday, November 17, 2017

Adult Tickets $13
Students and Seniors $10
RUSH LINE AT THE DOOR $15 (Cash Only)

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