Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Edlavitch DC JCC

Dir. Alexandra Dean
(86 min,United States, 2017)
English 
Documentary 

Startlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940s Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her physical glamour and electric on-screen persona, Lamarr’s beautiful mind was often overlooked.

An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic schematics by night, Lamarr invented a “secret communication system” to help the Allies fight the Nazis. Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and eventually wound up impoverished. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Storyis a film for lovers of history, Hollywood and science.

-Note adapted from the Tribeca Film Festival

 

Purchase tickets at https://www.wjff.org/film/bombshell/

Date:
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:55 PM
Address:
1529 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States


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