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BOMBSHELL: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Thursday, October 19 at 4:00 pM
Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center | Main Theater
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Alexandra Dean
PRODUCERS: Adam Haggiag & Katherine Drew
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Susan Sarandon & Michael Kantor
90 MIN / USA / Color / 2017
WINNER: Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award & Best of Fest - Nantucket Film Festival (2017)
1940s Hollywood siren Hedy Lamarr was known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, but it was her beautiful mind that placed her at the center of World War II history. The Austrian Jewish émigrée developed a secret communications system that she hoped would help defeat the Nazis—one that would later serve as the basis for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Weaving in archival interviews with the glamorous actress, this alluring film reveals Lamarr's under-acknowledged role as a pioneering inventor, and is treat for lovers of history, Hollywood, and science. A Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber release.
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