Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

May 22, 6:00: Q&A with filmmaker Alexandra Dean

Starlet and screen siren Hedy Lamarr was actually so much more. From her 1933 role in an erotic film to her multiple inventions—including an untraceable radio-controlled torpedo signal 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.

“A masterful portrait of a most complex character... Restores Lamarr’s rightful place in the history not only of film, but of science as well.”
Yael Friedman, The Economist
"A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc!"
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

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Q&A with filmmaker Alexandra Dean
Q&A with filmmaker Alexandra Dean
Monday, May. 22 2023, 6:00
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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.

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.

This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2023 series.



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