Bombshell, The Hedy Lamarr Story

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Hedy Lamarr also possessed an exceptional mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr developed and patented a secret communication system to help the Allies beat the Nazis. Rare recordings, interviews, and excerpts from Lamarr’s own diary expose how this secret genius with a scandalous past never received the respect she deserved — in film or in science. 

Narrated by Susan Sarandon, voiced by Diane Kruger.

“…amazing story of a Hollywood glamour queen who could have been a scientist.” Hollywood Reporter 

“Relates Lamarr’s ventures, those onscreen and off, with savvy and narrative snap”

THE BOTTOM LINE
A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz documentary

DOORS open at 12:30pm ~ ADMISSION by donation.

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Festivals and Awards

  • Winner - Best of Fest, Nantucket Film Festival
  • Winner - Audience Award Best Documentary, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2017
  • Winner - Audience Feature, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2017

Event Details


Film Info

Year 2017
Country USA
Director Alexandra Dean
Cast Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hom, Anthony Loder
Runtime 90 min
Language English
Genre