“With all due respect, so far as movies are concerned, the Jewish ‘Wonder Woman’ of 2017 is not Gal Gadot but Hedwig Kiesler (Hedy Lamarr).” (J. Hoberman, Tablet)
Starlet and screen siren Hedy Lamarr was actually so much more. From her 1933 role in an erotic film to her multiple inventions—including a radio-controlled torpedo signal that could not be tracked and the cellular technology now used in WiFi—Lamarr lived a very full life. Alexandra Dean’s eye-opening documentary portrait weaves together rare recordings and interviews with excerpts from Lamarr’s own diary to reveal this genius of science and film. Narrated by Susan Sarandon and voiced by Diane Kruger.