May 27, 2018

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Showing: Wednesday, April 25 ­– 8:00 PM
Title: BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY
Year: 2017
Country: USA
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Once known as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” Hedy Lamarr was a study in contradictions. Arriving from Vienna in the 1930’s she appeared in a series of films that ranged from her first, a pre-code film in which she famously appeared nude, to romantic thrillers with the likes of Charles Boyer. But behind the gray eyes and arresting face was a woman with as much brain as beauty. While under contract to MGM she patented a secret communications system used during WWII, and counseled Howard Hughes on airplane design, all while raising several children. Sadly, her brilliance was overshadowed by failure as her star status dimmed. USA, 2017, 90 minutes, documentary

“Like someone who was a business tycoon by day and a crime fighter by night, Lamarr may have made a living as one of the world’s most beautiful actresses, but her passion was invention.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr’s lifetime, but in this marvelous documentary, a brilliant woman – ‘I’m a very simple, complicated person’ – finally gets her due.” – Chuck Wilson, Village Voice

“It fascinates both as film history and as a sobering reminder of how little credit a woman like Lamarr received, even at the peak of her popularity” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune