SOLD OUT! BOMBSHELL:THE HEDY LAMARR STORY - Includes reception and Q&A with Director Alexandra Dean

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Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1Wed, Jan 10 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 

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SOLD OUT!

BOMBSHELL:THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Wednesday, January 10 at 7:30 pm | Members $11 | Public $16

Includes reception and Q&A with Director Alexandra Dean moderated by CAC’s Raj Tawney

The legendary movie star, considered to be world's most beautiful woman, was also the secret inventor of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, but her beauty stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved… until now.

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr. The glamour icon, whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Catwoman, was also a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy to her glittering Hollywood life to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions to her latter years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten— Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day. (USA, 2017, 86 min., NR, English | Dir. Alexandra Dean)


Includes reception and Q&A with Director Alexandra Dean


Moderated by CAC’s Raj Tawney

Photo by Chris Appoldt