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Bombshell - The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell - The Hedy Lamarr Story

Synopsis

Director

Startlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind.

An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a „secret communication system“ to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years. „Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story“ is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood and science. – Opal Bennett, Tribeca Film Festival

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. „Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story“ is her first full-length documentary.

Filmography

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017, doc)

Schedule

20.11.2017
17:00 - 18:30
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Screening code: 041701
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25.11.2017
19:30 - 21:00
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Screening code: 091802
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03.12.2017
16:45 - 18:15
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
Screening code: 171302
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Doc@PÖFF

Film info

Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: English
Director: Alexandra Dean
Producer: Katherine Drew
DOP: Buddy Squires
Montage: Lindy Jankura
Composers: Keegan Dewitt, Jeremy Bullock
Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Susan Sarandon, Mia Farrow, Mel Brooks, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Osborne
Productions: Reframed Pictures, Dogwoof Ltd.
Festivals: Tribeca, Jerusalem, Vancouver, Adelaide, San Francisco (Audience Award)

Synopsis

Director

Startlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind.

An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a „secret communication system“ to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years. „Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story“ is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood and science. – Opal Bennett, Tribeca Film Festival

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. „Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story“ is her first full-length documentary.

Filmography

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017, doc)