(Documentary · 2017 · 90 min.)
Friday, April 13 · 6 PM · $10
“Dine & Discuss” will take place after the film at Shippy’s, 36 Windmill Lane with a $28.95 prix fixe (appetizer, entree, and dessert) – Cash Only
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman–Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. She was an Austrian Jewish émigré who invented a covert communication system to try and help defeat the Nazis, then gave her patent to the Navy, but was ignored and told to sell kisses for war bonds instead. It was only towards the very end ofher life that tech pioneers discovered her concept which is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.
Hedy never publicly talked about her life as an inventor and so her family thought her story died when she did. But in 2016, director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life. Combining this newly discovered interview with intimate reflections from her children, closest friends, family and admirers,including Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne, BOMBSHELL(executive produced by Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor and Regina Scully) finally gives Hedy Lamarr the chance to tell her own story.
“Dine & Discuss” – Continue the Conversation! After each Friday night film, a local restaurant will host a communal table to allow attendees to discuss the film over dinner. Special discounts and/or a pre-fixe menu will be available.
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