Bombshell: The Hedy
Tuesday, November 21
How do you make a documentary film
about a recluse who never told her secret story?
Hedy Lamarr was a bombshell movie
star known for her astounding good looks (Cat Woman and Snow White were both
based on her) but no one knew she was also an inventor by night, designing a
communication system for the Allies that would evolve into the way we securely
communicate on Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth today. She died without telling the
world how she did it, and many experts assumed she was a spy for the Allies and
stole the idea from the Nazis.
Filmmakers Alexandra Dean and Adam Haggiag
finally discovered her full story during their two year investigation into
Lamarr, which culminated in their film, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr
Story. Bombshell premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, won the Shelly Prize
for Filmmaking, Best of Fest at Nantucket and two Audience Awards at SFJFF and Middlebury
before finishing its festival run this month. Next month the film hits theaters
in New York and LA.
Join us for an exclusive talk as the filmmakers shed light on who
the real Lamarr was, and how they discovered the truth.