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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story


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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

“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.


Q&A with filmmaker Alexandra Dean
Q&A with filmmaker Alexandra Dean
Wednesday, Mar. 14 2018, 7:30
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Alexandra Dean is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer. She produced news-magazine documentaries for PBS before becoming a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television, producing the series Innovators, Adventures and Pursuits. She also writes about invention for Businessweek magazine. Today, she is a founding partner at Reframed Pictures.

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